'Flower rain' falls

In Japan, ‘Hanami’, or ‘flower viewing’, is all about enjoying the fleeting beauty of blossom trees as they come into bloom.

Parks fly the flag

Aylesbury’s Bedgrove Park and Vale Park and Buckingham’s Heartlands have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the best open spaces in the UK. Last week the awards were celeb

Rosy outlook for park

Ongoing improvements to Aylesbury’s Alfred Rose Memorial Park are making it an increasingly pleasant place for recreation, play, exercise and relaxation.The majority of footpaths have been repla

'Green gym' plan bears fruit

A new initiative called a 'green gym' starts next week, run by AVDC’s Active Vale programme, linked up with Wendover mental health charity, Lindengate.The green gym afternoons are

Nominate your own Tree of the Year!

The Woodland Trust is inviting people across the Vale to nominate their favourite tree with a story, as the contest begins to crown this year’s Tree of the Year, supported by players of People’