park covers 5.3 hectares and was created to give urban dwellers a
part of the countryside.
The area we visited was designed by
Christian P Broerse. It is tucked away behind suburban houses on
waste ground with lakes, ponds, light woodland and many paths to
started our visit through a gateway in a hedge which looked like any
walk one might find in England but we were in for a big surprise.
planting on either side of the narrow path was full to overflowing
with native wild flowers. There were drifts of blue Ajuga
bugle, mixed with a mass of small ground cover plants. Pink campion,
greater celandine and sanicle jostled with the more unusual Black
and spiked rampion, Phyteuma
made a lovely picture also sheepsbit scabious,
mingled with the crowd where native pasque flower, Pulsatilla
had flowered earlier.
path meandered through the trees to a glade beside a pond where
plants which were suited to damp shade were growing; here we found
and many ferns.
garden, in a park, is a superb example of managed wildflower
gardening, an educational and amazing experience which was very
much enjoyed by our group -it invited us to walk on and on, quite