CityCo and BDP’s first Manchester Garden City scheme by the canal-side in Piccadilly Basin is blossoming.
Funded by Manchester City Council and CityCo, the inaugural site was cleared and planted last year with the help of the Community Payback scheme, local residents and volunteers from neighbouring businesses.
On the south side of the canal are sun-loving annuals including sweet pea and runner beans, as well as herbs such as chives and sage. On the opposite bank, wild flowers and red and white clover have been sown in striking blocks of colour to provide a haven for native butterflies, bees and dragon flies.
Further enhancements to the scheme were made at our 2012 Spring Spruce-Up event; including two new willow trees, lots of border maintenance, new plants and wildflowers to add to the ongoing greening of Manchester’s waterways.