Construction of the walled Town Centre Garden is now complete. This exciting project was developed to address the issue of tree routes which had made the area unsafe for pedestrians, while retaining the much loved mature trees in the Town Centre. The project was designed and delivered by Wokingham Borough Council.
There is no public access to walled enclosure as this would defeat the object of essentially moving pedestrians away from the areas of root damaged, uneven surface. We are looking at a number of potential uses for the garden and speaking with community groups to move this forward. Suggestions for the garden have included community vegetable growing, carbon reducing moss and ornamental grasses and shrubs. The garden may have a combination of these and other uses as it develops.
Woodley Town Council is looking at the potential for new seating and notice board signage as part of the project.
To read the initial news article, detailing the garden, please click HERE.
The tree area is now complete and as Covid-19 restrictions continue to lift, plans will begin to fill the area and complete the seating. For more details please click HERE.
Wokingham Borough Council carried out works to crown lift the trees, providing more light to the garden beneath, in preparation for planting in Autumn.
The Town Council’s Leisure Services Committee has approved a planting design that will provide year round interest with a mix of evergreen shrubs, ornamental grasses and seasonal bulbs.
Click Here to download the planting scheme design.
The planting will be carried out by a landscape contractor in the next few weeks.
Can we please remind people to not put any rubbish in the garden area. Thank you.