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 will be carrying out crown lifting works to the trees in early summer, in advance of the Town Council planting the garden.
Unfortunately we need to wait for the tree works so that the new planting isn’t damaged when this is carried out. The Town Council has allocated £4,500 toward the planting and we have a planting plan which will add colour and sensory elements to the space and will be involving volunteers in the planting and ongoing maintenance.