A carpet of daffodils and tulips look set to flower in spring following a series of bulb planting sessions by volunteers in the city’s Angel Meadow park.

Volunteers from FOAM (Friends of Angel Meadow), King of Kings School on Dantzic Street and Far East Consortium (FEC), developers of MeadowSide, the scheme of 756 new homes overlooking the park, have been digging and planting bulbs in readiness for spring.

More than 500 bulbs have been planted across areas of Angel Meadow park, the largest green space in Manchester city centre, to ensure a sea of yellow blooms comes to life as the city emerges from winter into spring.

Rebecca Kirkland, FEC community liaison manager, said: “The bulb planting event was a positive way to end the year. Working with FOAM and King of Kings School to prepare the park for spring has been wonderful. We will all enjoy watching the bulbs grow together.”

Liz Long of FOAM said, “Spring is always a wonderful time in the park as it comes to life again.  All those involved look forward to seeing the explosion of colour as our planting comes to fruition for the whole community to enjoy.”

Anne Kellar, teacher at King of Kings, who brought pupils to Angel Meadow from their school around the corner on Dantzic Street, added, “The children loved getting out in the fresh air and digging into the earth to  prepare the ground and bulbs in the flower beds.  It’s a joy to have lessons in nature and the children learnt so much from a park that is on our doorstep.”

New residents will move into Mount Yard, the first phase of the MeadowSide development to complete from March 2021, with a carpet of flowers blooming as they arrive. The 12-storey scheme of 136 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses provides city centre living against a leafy backdrop.


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