July 2012

I don’t think I can be the only Londoner who neglected my garden in favour of Games on the box this month and I’m probably not alone in being unsuccessful in obtaining tickets to them either. Not wanting to miss out entirely I booked onto a guided walk around the perimeter where I took this picture.

Professors Nigel Dunnett and James Hitchmough of the department of landscape at the University of Sheffield, who were behind the design of the park as a whole, wanted to put across the idea that wildflowers aren’t weeds and make the park a “catalyst” for councils and home gardeners to ditch lawns and formal summer bedding in favour of densely planted mini-meadows.

The park will reopen to the public in summer 2013 when Dunnett hopes it will become a blueprint for how green spaces in cities should be managed in the future: out with formal summer bedding and in with wild meadows. Can’t wait to see this happen!

Judith Glover Garden Diary July 2012

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