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Abington Park Community Flower Bed, Northampton

Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council | 2021 | Northampton

Abington Park Community Flower Bed

Celebrating 100 years of service in the community and internationally in 2021, the Rotary Club of Northampton were delighted to assist the Friends of Abington Park with the refurbishment and replanting of the new community flower bed.

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The flower bed, designed by idverde for the Friends of Abington Park and the Rotary Club forms part of the new Community Garden within Abington Park and was funded entirely by the Rotary Club Northampton as part of their centenary celebrations.

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About the Project

Using sustainable, perennial plants such as Rudbeckia, Geranium Rozanne, Narcissus Tete-a-Tete and Scilla bulbs the design mirrors the Rotary Club’s international logo. The plants were specifically chosen because of their nectar rich flowers to encourage pollinating insects and to match the Rotary’s logo colour scheme which is blue and yellow.

In total 2,000 bulbs and 774 Rudbeckia and Geraniums were donated and planted in the bed by volunteer members of the Rotary Club. idverde contributed 10 tonnes of topsoil free of charge for the flowerbed as part of the project.

The Community Garden is located adjacent to a very popular play area and was looking tired and in need of some TLC. Thanks to the work of The Friends of Abington Park in partnership with West Northants Council, idverde and the Rotary Club it has now been transformed into a vibrant and safe place for families to sit, relax and just enjoy the beautiful open space.

“It is fantastic to see what can be achieved when different partners and volunteers come together to make this project happen. The new flowerbed helps to bring some much needed interest and vibrancy to the area as well as hopefully being a magnet for our beneficial pollinating insects. The volunteers from the Rotary Club worked really hard alongside the idverde team in planting up the bed, which was back-breaking, but enjoyable work. A very big thank you to the Rotary Club for their generosity in funding and planting up the bed.” - Nicola Clarke, Community Engagement Officer, idverde.