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Flower fantastic at Riversley Park

Published on Wednesday, 9th August 2023

Julian Gutteridge in Riversley Park
Cllr Julian Gutteridge with Riversley Park's flower beds

Nuneaton’s Riversley Park is ablaze with colour, with a massive collection of plants now coming into bloom.

Glendale Grounds Management Nuneaton has planted some 13,500 blooms in the park.

There are 7,000 in the sunken gardens, 5,000 in the wedding gardens and 1,500 in the memorial gardens with varieties of Begonias, Geraniums, Salvias, Canas, Lobelia, Fuschias, Ricinus and Cosmos.

Councillor Julian Gutteridge, Portfolio Holder for Health and Environment at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said:

“Riversley Park is well and truly blooming.

“Glendale has done a fantastic job and I urge everyone to come down and see what really is a mass of colour.

“Also, while in the park, why not come and see our excellent museum and visit the tearoom as well as enjoying the floral splendour.’’

Nuneaton Bus Station has seen 2,500 Marigolds, Nicotianas and Canas, with 1,000 New Guinea impatiens, Ostiospernum, Geraniums and Nepeta at planters in Nuneaton Town Centre, along with a further 10,000 in housing complexes dotted around the borough.

Bedworth’s Miners' Welfare Park has seen around 12,000 blooms planted including Begonias, Geraniums, Salvias, Canas, Lobelia, Fuschias, Dahlias, Marigolds and Cosmos with a further 3,000 at the Almshouses, mainly Petunia, Salvia and Spider plants.

At All Saints Square and Bedworth High Street 3,000 Begonia, Marigold, Coleus, Salvia, Canas and Ageratum have been planted.