Work starts on rose garden at People's Park.
The sweet smell of roses will soon fill the air in People’s Park, Grimsby as work gets underway to reinstate the original rose garden.
As part of the Heritage Lottery Funded project, the final stage of restoration work to return the park to its former Victorian glory, will see the transformation of an area of the park that had in more recent times been a children’s play area.
With the play area being re-located, work can now commence to return this area of the park to its original use.
Councillor Mick Burnett, portfolio holder for health, well-being, tourism and culture, said: “This is the final stage of the Heritage Lottery project, which has seen nearly £3-million spent on its transformation.
“The park has been returned to its original splendour and several of the original Victorian features have been included in the improvements. The rose garden is the last of these to be re-instated and I look forward to seeing it completed.”
Work will see the recreation of the original ornamental bedding planting, laid out in the form of four floral scrolls around a central circular bed. The scrolls will be formed from metal edging and will be planted with a mix of roses, topiary and bedding plants.
The original circular path along the course of the historic layout is to be resurfaced with self-binding gravel. Work is scheduled to be completed by early December, depending of weather conditions.