LEAMINGTON’S Christchurch Gardens has a new resident.
Following a successful application to Leamington in Bloom (LiB) for a Green Group grant, the Friends of Christchurch Gardens are celebrating the planting of a Pride of India tree (Koelreuteria paniculata).
The LiB Committee and Friends Group met to officially mark the occasion with a ribbon cutting by Leamington mayor Susan Rasmussen.
Chair of the Friends Group, Louise Goold, said “We are extremely grateful to the Leamington in Bloom Committee and to the mayor for their support for the gardens and we look forward to working together on future projects.”
Christchurch Gardens, situated at the top of The Parade, is known locally as “Top Park” and is sometimes also referred to as Beauchamp Square.
The Friends Group, which is part of the Leamington Society, is made up of residents who are passionate about maintaining and improving the gardens for everyone’s benefit.
Working with Warwick District Council Green Spaces Team, the Friends Group applied to LiB, which awards grants using funding from Leamington Town Council.
The resulting yellow flowering tree with bronze fruits and changing pink, green and yellow leaves will bring colour and interest to the gardens through the seasons.
The Friends Group has plans for further improvements to the gardens. Keep in touch with their work through their Facebook Page @FriendsofChristchurchGardens.