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June 24, 2018


GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018


Stanley Park receives multi-million pound revamp


Stanley Park is looking amazing following a multi-million pound makeover.

A £3.2m project has been completed to give the park a makeover, on top of the £14m investment made between 2007 and 2009. This investment included the restoration of Isla Gladstone Conservatory.

The work that has been done is also a key part in the £260m Anfield Project regeneration scheme. It has put new life into the world-famous landmark, making it a place everybody needs to see.

Children from the nearby Four Oaks Primary School helped create the new gardens of the park, with the renovation including the historic Dahlia Walk.

The revamp includes new footpaths, improvements to already existing paths, better access, planting and replanting of trees, new and enhanced lighting, resurfacing of the car park and the repair of the sandstone entrances and gates.

In 2020, Stanley Park will celebrate its 150th birthday, but throughout this summer there has been and will be many different celebrations, for example the Summer Garden Party will be held on the coming Sunday (August 28th) and other events are also taking place fairly soon, such as Summer Fete and KidsFest.

Since January of this year, as part of its community development role, The Isla Gladstone Conservatory has employed Rachel O’Byrne as its Community and Park Animation Manager.

“I am here to animate the space – that’s what I talked about during my interview, so I kind of invented my own job title.” She said regarding her job title.

“I genuinely love my job. I come into work every day feeling really excited, and I’ve never been happier or healthier.”

“I think Stanley Park is one of Liverpool’s hidden gems. I bring friends over from south Liverpool and they say they didn’t realise how close it is and how easy it is to get to, or how beautiful it is – it’s as lovely as Sefton Park.

And we’ve got Walton Hall Park just down the road which is also beautiful.”

Rachel, who grew up in Walton and is Labour councillor for Allerton and Hunts Cross, added.

Rachael is also hoping locals who may not have visited Stanley Park for many years will come back to see what has been done.

She said: “A lot of the work that has been done has been about improving what was already here, and I think people who haven’t visited for a long time will be really pleasantly surprised.”


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