Who We Are
We are a group of local volunteers committed to the maintenance, preservation and enhancement of the natural beauty of The Hollies woodland area.
The Hollies are situated in Weetwood, Leeds, and are linked to Meanwood Park.
Upon entering The Hollies from Weetwood Lane, there is a formally planted area with native and exotic tree species. This is set alongside seating areas and open spaces. The gardens contain an amazing variety of species!
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We’re meeting on Saturday 11th September!
Dear all We hope this finds you all safe and well and the good news is that at last we have a date for our return to work!! We will meet up on Saturday 11th September at 10am in the … Continue reading
Commemorating the centenary of The Hollies
The Friends of The Hollies have placed a plaque in the Collections Garden commemorating the gift of The Hollies to the City of Leeds in 1921.
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The Hollies Centenary
Did you know that 1 June 2021 is the 100th anniversary of the gift of The Hollies to Leeds City Council? It would be great to commemorate this in some way and the current proposal is to create a centenary … Continue reading
Happy New Year to all our Volunteers!
Once again the decision to return to work has been taken out of our hands due to another lockdown.We will continue to keep you updated and hope to meet up when the weather and the situation improve!!In the meantime stay … Continue reading
Some Good News!
Good news at last – we are able to meet up on Saturday 12th December to re-start work in The Hollies. HOWEVER, this is only open to the volunteers who have completed a risk assessment with Frank and is limited … Continue reading
Hope you’re keeping well and enjoying the early autumn sunshine. We have some new guidelines from Leeds City Council regarding volunteers which means we should be able to start helping out again soon. We won’t be able to get together … Continue reading
Hope everyone’s keeping safe and well. Although our services are desperately needed in The Hollies, we unfortunately won’t be back working in September. Leeds Council aren’t letting any volunteers return to work just yet, but as permanent staff are now … Continue reading
We hope that you are keeping safe and well. As restrictions are relaxed we are considering how we can recommence our working sessions while maintaining everyone’s safety. There will be a lot to do once we can start working again, … Continue reading
Unfortunately our working sessions are on hold for the foreseeable future. Following Government guidelines we will not be meeting as our priority is to keep our volunteers as safe and healthy as possible. The session on Saturday 11th April and … Continue reading
Saturday 14 March
We had a very good attendance last month and managed to do a lot of clearing of drainage ditches and other areas. There will be similar work at this month’s session on Saturday 14th March meeting at 10am in the … Continue reading