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Environmental Alliance to spearhead garden improvements

posted 19 Jun 2014, 14:05 by Beechwood Huddersfield   [ updated 20 Jun 2014, 13:06 ]
Huddersfield-based Environmental Alliance have been recruited to lead the practical improvements in Beechwood's garden. 

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The not-for-profit organisation, best known for their Greenstreams project, will be co-ordinating the first phase of the Making Beechwood Blossom project. This will involve making the garden accessible for residents, undertaking landscaping and planting of shrubs and flowers.

Whilst undertaking an initial site visit Dean Smith of Environmental Alliance noticed the large number of Yorkshire stone flags in the garden which made a poor surface for wheelchair use.  The financial value of this stone was recognised by Dean as potentially making a significant contribution to the garden project fund.

Once a buyer has been found it is hoped to used the cash to fund the clear and renovate the existing ramp to the garden, and create new pathways that can be fully used by resident wheelchair users. It is also hoped that the money will stretch to paying for some landscaping to create a new bank for planting with colourful shrubs and plants.

In addition it is planned to introduce a softer edge to the pond replacing stone with planting  to attract wildlife.
 
Watch this space!