Thousands of plants brighten up towns

Adam Nagy, Parks Operations at Fylde Council
Adam Nagy, Parks Operations at Fylde Council
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A kaleidoscopic array of colourful plants and flowers have been planted in south Fylde towns for the summer.

More than 80,000 bedding plants and 460 floral containers have been added to parks and open spaces in St Annes, Lytham and Kirkham throughout the past month.

The project has taken place as part of a twice-yearly replant conducted by Fylde Council gardeners to keep open spaces looking fresh.

The largest single planting is on the Promenade Gardens in St Annes but other major plantings and redesigns have taken place in Ashton Gardens, Lowther Gardens, Hope Street Park, St Annes Square and on behalf of Kirkham Town Council.

Most parks and a number of grass verges across the borough have benefited from the gardeners’ efforts.

Adam Nagy, Fylde Council parks department senior supervisor, has overseen the operation to redesign the flower beds.

He said: “It’s a major operation that we do twice a year.

“We’re a traditional coastal resort and visitors and residents all like to see nice open spaces.

“The gardeners work flat out to get everything done within a month – even more impressive that it sounds as they have to keep the grass cut at the same time.

“They do it every year and, once again, our open spaces are now looking first class.”