New blossom garden and play space to be built at Coventry heritage park

New blossom garden and play space to be built at Coventry heritage park

Postby dutchman » Mon Aug 28, 2023 7:50 am

Twenty blossom trees will be planted at Charterhouse Heritage Park as part of a project to give people more access to green spaces

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Work has begun to build a community-led blossom garden and play space at Charterhouse Heritage Park. The Blossom Together project is being created by The National Trust and Historic Coventry Trust.

The space is set to open in spring 2024 with a festival celebrating our connection to nature. Blossom trees will be planted in the autumn, by local schools, members of the community and the Historic Coventry Trust volunteer nature team.

Lucy Brant, experience and visitor programming manager from the National Trust, said: “The project aims to create a place where the local community can connect with nature and enjoy the seasonal delights of blossoming trees. There will also be a small but meaningful natural play space for families and children.

“Two mounds that will form a grassy amphitheatre in the play space have been created during the landscaping works earlier this month. To allow the grass to grow, the area will be cordoned off until later in September. We will also be planting plenty of wildflowers to attract wildlife, including bees and other pollinators to the area.”

The project is being funded using money from the People's Postcode Lottery. It will allow the local community have gain more access to nature through the creation of a new green space. In total, 20 blossom trees will be planted in October.

Sarah Allen, education and engagement manager at Historic Coventry Trust, said: “By working with the National Trust to create a space which encourages children to play and explore, we hope more families and children will find a deeper connection with nature whilst visiting Charterhouse Heritage Park. The blossom garden will become a well-used and much-loved space for people living and working in the area.”

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