Volunteers celebrate Broomfield Park Conservatory's facelift

Volunteers and supporters gathered last week to officially reveal the latest stage of Broomfield Park conservatory's restoration.

The 1930s conservatory was unveiled on Wednesday 3 October by supporters, volunteers and Enfield Council who have been working collaboratively on its ongoing preservation.

Most recently, the Friends of Broomfield Park have painted the conservatory’s frame - with over 7,000 visitors every year and general wear and tear to the wooden construction, volunteers have quite a task maintaining it.

The beautiful conservatory, originally built in 1934 though Victorian in style, is home to many lush and exotic plants. It also hosts community events such as bulb planting sessions for children and house plant sales. It is staffed entirely by volunteers and is open every Wednesday and Sunday between 2pm and 4pm in the winter.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Guney Dogan, said: "This wonderful band of volunteers, supported by Enfield Council, has over the years brought the conservatory back to life. I would like to thank them for their ongoing efforts in safeguarding this building for future generations."

Elizabeth Dobbie, Chair of the Friends of Broomfield Park's Conservatory Group, has been working tirelessly over the years to create a fully planted and functioning conservatory and her knowledge of plants has been invaluable. She said: "We have a merry band of 30 volunteers that work very hard on this conservatory but we would welcome more volunteers to join us."

The building is situated near the ponds in Broomfield Park and the historic wall. To volunteer in the conservatory, please visit Friends of Broomfield Park.

We'll retweet any photos people take of and within the conservatory. Just use the hashtag #ILoveEnfield.

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