Abingdon's Albert park to get £40,000 revamp

A registered park in Abingdon is set for a £40,000 four-year restoration project.

Work will start in the spring to help preserve the Grade II-registered Albert Park, in Oxfordshire, which was originally landscaped in 1864.

The project will be funded by a donation made to park owners Christ's Hospital of Abingdon.

Robert Farrant, master of the Christ's Hospital charity, said: "The aim of the extensive restoration work is to protect and preserve the fine specimen trees and shrubs.

"Some of these are in danger of being crowded out by the rampant growth of evergreens, notably leylandii and laurel.

"What's more, the very rapid growth of evergreens has seriously obstructed the fine vistas."

The project will be overseen by arborist Roderick Nicholson, who has advised on heritage parks across the country.


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