26th Feb, 2020

Priory Park beds get makeover

Malvern Editorial 6th May, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A POPULAR Malvern park is set to undergo a floral makeover as the warmer weather strikes.

With summer on its way, Malvern Hills District Council has decided to improve the ‘beautiful’ Priory Park by sprucing up four of the main large flowerbeds at the Great Malvern site.

All of the old plants have been removed, together with several loads of rubbish, while any shrubs still in good condition have been kept and relocated to other parts of the park.

Staff at the district council have also spread about ten tonnes of compost, made from garden waste, over the borders.

Ivor Pumfrey, head of community services at MHDC, said: “We are very proud of Priory Park.

“It is quintessentially Victorian and has been open to the public since 1925.

“Priory Park offers splendid views of the Malvern Hills and thousands of local residents and visitors enjoy the beauty of the park all throughout the year, therefore it is important that we maintain the high standards of this park for all to admire.”

Tony Kiesslinger, parks supervisor at the district council, added: “I am thoroughly enjoying working in this beautiful park. It is very rewarding.

“I am planting many different varieties from Aster to Potentilla, adding lots of colour and planting in blocks which will give the borders more colour for longer throughout the year.

“A large number of these new plants will still keep a Victorian feel to the borders as these are some of the plants that would have been used in those times.”

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