Mayfield Park is central Manchester’s newest municipal park in more than 100 years. This park has been six years in the planning and covers 6.5 acres just near Piccadilly station, and runs along the River Medlock.
I’m really looking forward to seeing how the landscape architects have planned a new municipal park for the 21st century. The family-friendly space has a kids play park, areas to host live events, and is situated right next to Escape to Freight Island, an open-air food and drink hall.
It also demonstrates the city’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions and creating more green spaces for well-being.
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A rewilding success story in The Netherlands
his is a brilliant long-read about a rewilding project in the southern Netherlands, which was began in 2007 and is due to be completed in 2027. There were a series of destructive floods in the 80s and 90s, so plans were started to radically overhaul the landscape and its management. It now attracts two million people a year and adds €1bn of revenue to the region.
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What am I watching?
A few weeks ago, Gardeners World featured an alleyway in Manchester which has been transformed. Patrick, who lives in Levenshulme in South Manchester, has completely transformed the ginnel behind his house.
It just shows how community spirit and a bit of hard work can transform an inner city space. I liked his idea of using plastic clothes pegs with a sharpie on to label a plant. I also loved the old Henry Hoover as a plant pot – what a lovely ethos to recycling and making an unloved space into something beautiful.
You can watch the episode here: