Belleisle Conservatory is now featured on South Ayrshire Life! Check it out here: South Ayrshire Life

Ayrshire Honey for £4, £6 and plant sale in the conservatory. Please speak to a volunteer.(See Events page). Our new poly tunnel is now in place but is not open to the public. The poly tunnel is mainly used for conservatory plants which have finished flowering to recover over the summer season. They will be placed back in the conservatory once flowers appear again. This method will go towards saving some of the cost in purchasing new plants every six weeks or so. A huge thanks goes to SAC Criminal Justice Team for constructing the staging and potting bench. In the near future the poly tunnel will be used by both SAC and BCL for educational purposes. Click on the link to read Ken Smith At Large: The glass that keeps memories from our youth alive. (Written by Ken Smith, Published by The Herald July 20th 2017). 

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Gin Tasting Masterclass- held last Thursday at The Newmarket, Ayr. Thanks to everyone who attended and staff who made it a fun and informative evening. Photos courtesy of BCL Volunteer Keith Osborne.



Macmillian Coffee Morning-                                                                                                                                Money Raised-



Race Night - thanks to The Abbotsford Hotel and our sponsors Acorn Shutters and Blinds, ARPL, Gone to Pot, DW Shaw, Peter Kennedy and A1Ironmongery.



Communities Fun Day - BCL took part in Communities Fun Day today. John Scott MSP visited the stall. We were raising awareness of the restored conservatory and encouraging people to visit. Thanks to SAC , who organised the event , and everyone who talked to us, bought bees and other BCL merchandise.

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BCL AGM - Thanks to everyone who attended and continues to support the conservatory. Directors, management team and auditor were duly elected. An infromative evening with reports from members of the management team.


IMG 3236Namesake Visitor to Belleisle - A welcome recent visitor to Belleisle was Charles Belle-isle from Montreal Canada. He was on holiday in Scotland with friends and relatives and he was delighted to find he shared his name with the park in Ayr. He was given a special welcome to the conservatory by Gordon Wilson (pictured) of the management committee. "This is a beautiful place with fasinating history. I'm proud to have the same name" said the French-Canadian, Monsieur Belle-isle. 

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South Ayrshire Council Park Life - Held on Saturday the 22nd of July was attended by hundreds of people. Families enjoyed activities on the main lawn, walled garden and the conservatory. BCL took part in the celebration marking five years of working with SAC, HLF and Friends of Belleisle to restore Belleisle park and conservatory. Thank you to the Belleisle rangers for a successful event. Pictures include Plant demonstration by Deborah.

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