New trees for Somerset community garden

Specialists from Glendale were called in to help transform a community garden in North Somerset to make the space more accessible for residents and their children.

Cleeve Parish Council received a grant of £4,500 from the Bristol Airport Local Community Fund, which went towards making paths in the village’s Millennium Gardens suitable for wheelchairs and prams.

A team from the national green services provider laid a new path, trimmed hedges and overhanging branches and planted three new trees: Hazel, Court de Wyck and King of Pippins.

John Diment, contract manager at Glendale said: “It’s always a pleasure to be involved with projects that have such a direct impact on local people. Green public spaces are incredibly important to communities but it’s crucial that they are easily accessible, for everyone to be able to make use of. We hope the villagers enjoy the new and improved Millennium Gardens and that the project will encourage and enable more people to come and use the space.”

Jacqui Mills from Bristol Airport said: “We are delighted to support the Millennium Gardens project. It is an invaluable asset in the centre of the village, providing local families the opportunity of enjoying a green open space with planting and landscaping that will encourage wildlife and wild flowers, now and in the future.”

Alicia Fox, from Cleeve Parish Council, said: “Cleeve Parish Council were very grateful to Bristol Airport for their generous grant. The transformation to Millennium Gardens thanks to Glendale is excellent. We are really pleased that the garden can now be easily accessed and enjoyed by all. During the open morning we received many compliments on how the garden was looking.”

Completion of the project was marked by local people making bug hotels and taking part in a nature hunt.

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