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Parks and Gardens

Parks and Gardens

The most visited park is the Verulamium Park (100 acres of parkland with a lake, café, pub and playground) and Victorian Clarence Park, presented to the people in 1894 by John Maple. The famous National Rose Gardens are located on the city outskirts.

Race For Life – It’s all about the Girl Power!

‘If you go down to the park today, You’re in for a pink surprise, There are thousands down in the park today, Running to save some lives’

Future Gardens and Butterfly World – A New Tourist Attraction in St Albans

St Albans is extremely proud to have the world’s largest butterfly park, which is a £25 m project. Currently known as Future Gardens, it will eventually become Butterfly World.

Bishop Stack opens Prayer Garden at St John Fisher School

Blue skies and melodious childrens' voices greeted Bishop Stack and the Ss Alban & Stephen parish priests as they celebrated the opening of the new Prayer Garden at St John Fisher Catholic Primary school.

Come and Celebrate St Albans Wealth of Culture! St Albans Festival 11 – 27...

St Albans Festival 2010 has something very special to celebrate this year; the 'The Magna Carta'! Our city has played a central role in the drafting of this important document in 1215. This theme will be echoed in the Festival performances, museum activities and street events. The Rt. Hon.Lord Bingham and TV historian Dan Snow will be speaking and our own Mayor will lead the celebratory procession through the city centre.

What’s on for the family in February

February's weather is cold and dull but there is plenty on in this city for the family to get out and enjoy. Here are just a few examples but follow the links to find out lots more about each venue.

Friends of Verulamium Park

Local group, the Friends of Verulamium Park is doing great working in preserving and maintaining the biggest park in St. Albans

Christmas Spectacular at Ayletts

The Christmas Spectacular 2012 at Aylett Nurseries has begun!

Laughs in the Park 2011

St. Albans is rapidly acquiring a reputuation as a good venue for comedy gigs. The Alban Arena frequently gets national names to visit and perform. We now even have our very own comedy 'festival' annually, with Laughs in the Park. Now I wouldn't say it is anywhere near Glastonbury's exalted position in the national psyche, but as it's only the second year of existence, it still has time.

Fireworks 7th November in Verulamium Park

I love fireworks, simple as that. I can't get enough of them and the annual display at Verulamium Park is always excellent. Luck favoured the brave and the evening was still and crisp. The rain held off till later in the evening allowing for one of my favourite displays for some years.

St Albans Half Marathon Event 2009 – a huge success!

Every year in St Albans, there is one event that truly captures the special family atmosphere that is unique to this city! This event has taken place for the past 28 years and it’s known fondly as the St Albans Half Marathon which comprises of the Children’s Fun Run, the Half Marathon, 5K run and a Healthy Hearts jog.

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Wilco Johnson Band and Glenn Tilbrook at the Alban Arena March...

The Alban Arena is a venue with a rich history of welcoming touring acts, some of which have gone on to world-wide fame - such as Dire Straits, who played there in 1978. I saw the legendary Rory Gallagher there in 1988, more recently The Waterboys and The Gorillaz have graced the stage. It is maybe a sign of the times that more tribute bands than original artists perform there these days. So when two of the UKs most respected musical artists were coming to the Alban Arena it was likely to be an evening not to be missed!