Sheffield park gets community makeover

Sheffield's Victoria Park is in the midst of a makeover that includes tree, bulb and wildflower planting.

Planting at the green space in Broomhill has moved up a gear this week as two community events got local people involved in the transformation.

The Friends of Victoria Park and local councillors planted rowan and hazel trees on Friday (28 November) as part of Sheffield City Council's pledge to plant 5,000 new trees across the city this year.

Children from Broomhill Infants School helped park rangers and the Friends of Victoria Park to plant spring bulbs and wildflowers on the site on Monday.

Planting will be completed in Victoria Park over the next two months.

Improvements have been made to the boundaries and entrances of the site, paths have been resurfaced, grassed terraces and new street furniture installed.

Local artist Michael Johnson has worked with the Friends of Victoria Park Group to develop features for the entrance that will help raise the profile and character of the park.

Paving inlays showing the history of the site have already been installed at each entrance, and a metalwork feature will soon be installed at the Whitham Road entrance to the site.

The site will be officially opened in the new year.

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