Broxtowe council bucks anti-bedding trend with first ever carpet display

Visitors have welcomed the first ever carpet bedding display at Nottingham's green flag winning Bramscote Hills Park in a move which bucks the trend of parks services switching bedding for perennials.

Mayor Pat Lally and wife Lynda pose with girl guide division commissioner Louise Lee and local Guides - image: Broxtowe Council
Mayor Pat Lally and wife Lynda pose with girl guide division commissioner Louise Lee and local Guides - image: Broxtowe Council

Installed to celebrate the centenary of the Girl Guides, it is the first such display seen anywhere in the Borough of Broxtowe and according to technical and horticultural assistant Sam Cowdell it may not be the last.

"The Guides initially approached us to see if we could do this display on one of our beds.  It was possible because they organised the funding for it. The bed is normally planted with seasonal bedding so to cover the costs they supplied the bedding and we paid for the maintenance and installation.

"There has been really positive feedback and we are looking at making it an annual thing.  If maintenance costs aren’t too great then we will look to make it a regular thing and I am hopeful we can achieve that."

The bed is 6 metres wide and 3.5 high, containing 125 full trays of plants and 11 half trays.

They were supplied by Cornish grower Kernock Park Plants and include Senicio serpens, Alternanthera, Sedum ‘gold mound’, and Helichrysum ‘Korma.’


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