Packington Place – before and after pictures!

An amazing transformation has taken place in Packington Place, instigated and overseen by ARC (Achieving Results in Communities). This little pocket park has seen such a transformation, that the Leamington In Bloom team will be bringing the RHS judges to see it all on 8th July.

Here’s a little photographic history of the space.

It was only a few months ago, that Packington Place – although looked after by a local gardening group – looked like this. (below: Gals looked after this space for over 8 years. They managed to keep the bed reasonably tidy by litter picking, and planted from time to time to add a bit of spring and summer colour).

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However, the space was not really used to the greatest advantage, and had a post box, telephone box, litter bins, and later on, a collection of recycling bins which dominated the space.  These were removed eventually, but here’s the space before ARC became involved.

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Work began to clear the planting – saving some of the better plants for the new beds.

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The old beds were removed completely, and below you can see the beginning of construction of the 3 new beds.

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Mosaic workshops were held in the town and everyone was welcome to join in. Here’s a group hard at work making the small tiles which now decorate the tops of the raised beds.

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(below) The mosaics were put into place.

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(below) Rescued plants were rehomed, and new ones put in.

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And here’s the completed pocket park now. What a transformation! The plants will need to be watered, and a group set up to oversee it’s care, but congratulations to everyone involved – it looks amazing!

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