Issue 14 January 2019

Matters

New flowerbeds in St John's Park

St Johns Park flower bedLast year we entered St. Johns Park in Burgess Hill for a Green Flag award for the very first time and we were delighted to successfully secure the award in July.

The Green Flag award is the benchmark national standard for publicly accessible parks and green spaces in the United Kingdom. It is a sign to the public that the park boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

As part of our Green Flag award application we outlined our plans to improve the flower beds in the park in stages over the next few years. The first of these projects is to replace the rose beds at the London Road entrance to the park, which have been in place for over 25 years. 

Our Landscapes team designed and delivered the new plant bedding at the end of 2018. The beds now feature a mixture of shrubs and perennials to give year round colour interest, such as Skimmia, Daphne, Lavender, Yucca, Cornus  Kousa and Achillea, Nepeta, Geum, Echinecea. We have chosen a selection of plants that are insect friendly to attract a large variety of pollinators to the park 

The next planting bed project will take place later this year when we will be redesigning the flower beds around the 'roundabout' walkway in the centre of the park.

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