Greenfingered types are wanted to help make a park project blossom.

Young and old have been invited to nurture flower seeds with the Friends of Beaumont Park’s new flower scheme, which has sprung into life this week.

Seed trays are being given out by the park’s visitor centre, along with pink and white flower seeds to grow at home.

Those who participate will register their tray then bring the flowers back once they are ready to be planted in the park by a team including Kirklees gardener John Mason.

Children at Woodside Pre School, Moorend, planting seeds with Friends of Beaumont Park.

The aim is to give people pride in their park by giving them the opportunity to have a part in creating what will hopefully be an eye-catching display.

Sue Leffman, co-ordinator of the project for the Friends, said: “ We think this is a great opportunity for those who enjoy visiting the Park to make a modest contribution to its appearance.

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“People can come to one of our sessions at the Visitor Centre where they will be shown how to sow and care for the seeds.

“We have chosen varieties which are easy to grow and so people with no experience of seed growing should find it a rewarding experience.”

The project was given an enthusiastic start thanks to youngsters at Woodside Pre-School at Moorend Academy, Crosland Moor, who collected their seeds earlier in the week.

Children at Woodside Pre School, Moorend, planting seeds with Friends of Beaumont Park.

Sarah Morris, Early Years teacher at Woodside said: “We are proud to be part of our local community and feel that this project is a wonderful opportunity for Woodside’s children to celebrate with the Friends.

“The simple wonders of nature, the outdoors and getting dirty create such wonderful opportunities for learning and development.

“This project gives our children a sense of belonging in their locality and helps give them pride and ownership whilst giving park visitors pleasure.”

The Friends of Beaumont Park formed 18 years ago and has over 400 members dedicated to restoring the 21-acre Victorian Park to its original splendour.

Through volunteer efforts, various grants and support from Kirklees council, many improvements include a new bandstand, restoration of a cascade and fountain, re-surfacing of many paths and flower beds have been possible.