Green-fingered types are wanted today to help make a park project blossom.
Everyone is invited to pick up flower seeds to take home and nurture thanks to the Friends of Beaumont Park ’s new park flower scheme.
The aim is that people take home a tray in between 1 and 4pm today containing pink and white flower seeds that they can help grow before returning them to be planted in the park .
Those who participate in the community project can collect and register their tray at the visitor centre off Beaumont Park Road.
Sue Leffman, co-ordinator of the project for the Friends, hopes it will create an eye-catching display that the whole community can be proud of.
She said: “We think this is a great opportunity for those who enjoy visiting the Park to make a modest contribution to its appearance.
“People can come to one of our sessions at the Visitor Centre where they will be shown how 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 this week thanks to youngsters at Woodside Pre-School at Moorend Academy, Crosland Moor, who collected their seeds earlier in the week.
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 effort, 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.