On Friday 15 March morning, volunteers of FOAP were treated to hot drinks and cakes and biscuits in the lower park pavilion.

The day was organised by Christine McBride, the queen of the tea shop, who organises and runs it through the year.

It is important to recognise the efforts of everyone who helps out for free. The park would not run without them all.

The rain did it’s best to dampen matters but the gardeners appreciated a break with a cuppa and snack.