The Green Flag judges were keen on seeing some horticultural features in a park. With very tight budgets and disappearing skills in local authorities, flower beds are now mainly planted with shrubs and trees. While these can look attractive, they can sometimes lack colour and variety. The FoP Green Space Volunteers are helping to look after several feature beds in the Park: the Samaritan Rose Garden, the garden at the entrance gates (on Winchcombe Street), Bed 38 (on the corner of Evesham Street/ Wellington Road), the snowdrop bank, and the rockery next to the upper lake.  

At their last working party the volunteers added a lot more plants to the east end of the rockery, mostly plants provided by the council. These will add colour and interest in a similar way to the west end of the rockery. 

Chris Archibald