Yardley Old Park - the Restoration 2012
The Official Opening of the

Diamond Jubilee Garden


Lord Mayor & Lady Mayoress

Councillor John Lines, Lord Mayor of Birmingham
and Mrs Kathleen Lines, Lady Mayoress


The Restoration

The Derrington Family Fountain

The Fountain in the centre of the Rose Garden was erected in 1926 in memory of
Josiah Derrington 1835 - 1920 and Caroline Derrington 1830 - 1916
Derrington & Sons were listed  as brick makers in Hay Mills, Birmingham in1888

The Rose Garden and Herbacous Border

Yardley Old Park was looking some what neglected and needed a make over.
Plans were draw up to restore the Rose Garden,and Herbacous Border.
 Along with removal of the old Tarmac tennis courts
 which had become dangerous, and a new foot path

old tennis courts

The Old Tennis Courts

the muddy path

The muddy paths in the Rose Garden


and across the park

across the park

Work got underway in January

The Tennis Court
returning to grassland

the tennis court

tennis court

tennis court

tennis court


The Rose Garden Restoration

rose garden

next to the Trust School

the old roses are cleared

work continues

the ground is cleared

new bricks

new bricks

new paving

new pathway

nearly complete

one bed finished

the fountain restored

over grown hedges trimmed

planting begins

and finally new roses are planted

The Rose Plants   planting

Herbacous Plants

the old path
the old path

the new path

restoration   restoration work

restoration work

the new path

The Pathway from Queens Road



muddy path

new path begins

across the park


construction begins

the path takes shape

tarmac is laid

path rolled

soil for the banking

the path nearing completion

The Herbacous Border

the pathway

restoration begins

new pathway

new path

new path

new path

compost in spread

planting areas marked out

new planting

the herbacous border cleared

a covering to prevent weeds is laid

the border planted

The First Summer

The Former Tennis Courts

The Tennis Court has returned to grass

The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden

A new plaque to the Derrington family

A New Plaque to the Derrington Family

The Rose Garden was formally re-named by
John Hemming MP for Yardley in June 2012
"Diamond Jubilee Gardens"
in honour of
HM Queen Elizabeth II

Sign at Blacksmiths

The Diamond Jubilee Garden Sign
inside the Blacksmiths in Yardley Village, with the
Lord Mayor and Councillor Neil Eustace
visiting during the opening

Lord Mayor Visits the Blacksmiths

Part of Yardley Conservation Area