Tree trail to be launched at Hyde Park

Richard Bell from the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery.
Richard Bell from the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery.
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Watch an artist at work in wood carving demonstrations and see the unveiling of a striking new sculpture at Hyde Park Cemetery this Sunday, June 7, from 11am to 3pm.

For the children there will be a fun and educational quiz.

“The tree trail is for everyone: whether you’re a child, or someone who loves nature, while the barn owl is a magnificent addition to Doncaster’s public art, including the wonderful variety of stone carvings found throughout this cemetery,” said Richard Bell (pictured), chair of the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery.

The “Tree Trail” guides you around 12 different types of trees in the beautiful setting of the 15 acre cemetery. Learn all about the trees that thrive in Doncaster. Sunday’s events start at the main entrance at Carr Lane, near the side of Adrian Welch Glass & Glazing.

A stunning hand carved sign about the trail is already in place near the entrance, carved by acclaimed artist Leon Clemitshaw, who also created the barn owl sculpture being unveiled at the event. Leon will demonstrate his wood carving skills on the day.

The cemetery, which opened in 1856, contains the graves of many of Doncaster’s famous Victorian residents. Their story is the story of the town.

For more information about the tree trail, and about Sunday’s events, see www.fohpc.org.uk, or ring 07777 688 438.