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Branching out: Worden Park's new arboretum

Leyland’s award-winning Worden Park has added another string to its bow – a new ‘arboretum’.

South Ribble Borough Council has begun work on the arboretum – a botanical garden devoted to trees – with 52 specimen trees now planted south of the Walled Garden.

Later in the year, more specimen tree planting will occur – this time moving eastwards to the formal gardens and tennis court, and westwards to an area of existing conifers.

Councillor Graham Walton, cabinet member for Neighbourhoods and Streetscene, said: “Worden Park goes from strength to strength – and we’re always looking at ways to introduce new plants, trees and features for the public to enjoy.”

The new trees are to be accompanied by botanical name plaques – but in addition to this, members of the public can ‘adopt a tree’ and have their own plaque installed next to it with their chosen wording.

For available species and prices, contact the council on 01772 625 625.