Fyldes Horticultural Project

Work has begun to extend a community nursery, based at Ashton Gardens; St Anne’s to provide plants for the whole of the Fylde area. Construction has commenced on a 30ft glasshouse and a second polytunnel.

The new construction will allow members groups and volunteers to grow plants, bushes, fruit, vegetables and hanging baskets to help brighten up town centres and parks in the Fylde area.

Councillor Sue Fazerckerley, Fylde Council cabinet member for Leisure and Culture said;

“Many groups and Individuals want to get involved in horticulture but many do not have the green space.”

She continued;

“This venture will be a small nursery with facilities for classes and for demonstrations by the council’s qualified nurserymen. In Bloom groups will be able to grow flowers there and create hanging baskets; the council’s own staff will be able to grow plants for the parks, and members of the food co-operative will have better facilities for their activities.”

When the project is complete there will be cold frames, raised growing beds, two large polytunnels and 30ft greenhouse. This scheme will be pushed through thanks to a £30,000 grant from the Fylde Local Strategic Partnership.

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