The Park and Gardens Bringing Life to Habitats
The Gardens will welcome visitors at the front gate and will be continuous to the riverside. The garden habitats will be planted to support a wide variety of plants to attract wildlife.
The Park will be well served with footpaths and cycle paths and close to the proposed transport hub for buses and parking.
With free access to all and provision for wheelchairs and the partially sighted the gardens will be the 'Jewel in the Crown' a safe and sheltered haven away from the roads with shady grottoes where people can find a little privacy to enjoy their lunch by the river.
The gardens will be laid out a tapestry of exhibit gardens demonstrating different gardening techniques and wildlife habitats including;
· Xeriscape (dry, low maintenance)
· Wildlife garden (ponds and habitats)
· Insect / Butterfly garden
· Bee garden
· Migrating birds garden
· Riparian habitat
Each garden will include free to take information on how to set up your own garden habitat, including what and where to buy or make the things you'll need at a cost you can afford.
Practical and demonstration classes on planting and caring for wildlife habitats to help get you started.
Regular 'Bring and Buy' plant sales will be held encouraging the propagation of native species.
An annual Mini 'Chelsea' Flower show will be held and judged each year. Local nurseries, groups and individuals will be invited to compete to see who can build the best and most creative garden.