garden photography: urban spaces

December is the month for Urban floral displays

(Flowers found in Urban spaces – a town square, a flower tub, a hanging basket, a floral clock or any floral display including a public park. And as we are approaching Christmas you could even share with me your town’s Christmas lights)

My second urban space is also from my September trip along the east coast of England – the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds. The Abbey Gardens were created within the walls of the former medieval monastery and contain a mixture of bedding plants and quiet corners in which to relax.

The park was laid out as a botanic garden in 1831 and opened to the public in 1912. The best time to see it is spring when 40,000 bulbs are opening; we were there in early September when the planting is past its best, but it was still a colourful space.

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I’m afraid we got distracted by the abbey ruins and then the cathedral so I don’t have many photos to share. However I did want to show you the lovely bee friendly garden.

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The new colourful green feature underneath the mosaic was part of the Bury in Bloom to promote pollination with plants to attract bees and other insects. Creative group “The Crafty Foxes” also installed bees and ladybirds made from recycled cans by local children in the garden. It was part of the “Kids Crafty Can” competition in which children could decorate a can and plant a wild flower in it.

Do you have a town park to share? Maybe your town has won an award for its public planting?

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Published by Heyjude

I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

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