Published on 27th May 2016

Shot of new Pittville Play area

The new play area at Pittville Park is to benefit from twelve new trees, one of which has been funded thanks to a donation from Cheltenham in Bloom.

Twelve new Silver Birch and Callery pear trees will be planted at a ceremony at 11am on Monday 6 June.

The trees will jointly celebrate the opening of the new play area and commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Silver birches and Callery Pears have been chosen as they won’t grow too large or dominant and will give interest with their decorative bark, blossom and autumnal colour.

Councillor Chris Coleman, cabinet member for clean and green environment, says: “We’re really pleased that Cheltenham in Bloom has been able to help with this tree planting in our brand new play area. The trees have been chosen to compliment the landscaping scheme and will also provide more visual interest and shade over the summer months.”

Cllr Chris Ryder, mayor and chair of Cheltenham in Bloom, says: “Cheltenham in Bloom wanted to do something to mark both of these great events. We hope that the trees will work well in the play area and at the same time give a lasting reminder of our Queen’s ninetieth birthday.”

Cheltenham in Bloom have donated £250 towards the tree planting which comes to a total of £1,800. Pittville Park is home to many other interesting species of specimen trees, and a guided walk leaflet is available from the Central Cross Café.

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