Blooming marvellous new look for park

A public park in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, has been transformed after OPAL worked with the local community to introduce a wildflower meadow.

The meadow in King George V Park has been in full bloom throughout the summer creating a colourful carpet of daisies, poppies and other flowers for local residents and pollinators to enjoy.

It was created earlier this year after OPAL’s East Midlands team, the local school’s Extended Services Coordinator and Mansfield District Council secured funding from waste management company Veolia. Additional money for the project was also supplied by OPAL.

Local firm Naturescape prepared the area and supplied the seeds, and volunteers from Veolia helped to supervise more than 200 children from two schools – Berry Hill Primary School and St Peter’s Primary School – as they sowed the meadow in April.

The meadow before and after planting