A NEW Huddersfield landmark is doing blooming well.

Kirklees Council officers yesterday began installing plants in the new conservatory at Greenhead Park.

The greenhouse and neighbouring restaurant will open on August 1 as part of the £5.4m revamp of the park.

Staff from Kirklees Nurseries planted a host of plants in the conservatory including aloe, asparagus, coffee, orchids, spathiphyllum, bougainvillea and jasmine.

Huddersfield potter Peter Fisher made the pots for the conservatory with clay dug from the park’s lake.

The two-year revamp of the park, which is jointly funded by Kirklees and the Heritage Lottery Fund, is nearly complete.

The bandstand and cafe have been renovated and railings added to the walls for the first time since the Second World War.

The ornamental lake has also been reinstated.

Earlier this month the council seized control of the regeneration work following a dispute over payments between the contractor and the sub-contractor.