We aim to improve the planting around Ringwood over the next few years, not just to make it pretty but also to improve habitats and room for pollinators. We are starting with the Gateway area, Pocket park and Jubilee Gardens.
So far 17 tonnes of compost have been added to the beds outside Gateway, over 1,400 bulbs and numerous other species have been planted. You may have noticed that the foxgloves are back. Look out for the river if daffodils as well as crocii, leucojums, ferns, geraniums, verbena and grasses
At Pocket Park Dogwood and Bluebells have been added under the silver birch trees.
In Jubilee Gardens the 2 new raised beds have been planted with donated items that will replace the annuals and provide a better habitat for insects
You may also have noticed the roundabout in the car park has verbena and grasses that require significantly less watering and provide improved habitats.