Work on the restoration of Greenwich Park has progressed well. The works to the roads are now complete and Bower Avenue is looking good with grass around the trees.
The large area south of the Maritime Museum shows some difference in colour currently but it is expected that this will gradually disappear. Small areas of annual meadow grass will be drill seeded with rye grass. This area is subject to a higher cutting regime at the moment as it is new turf.
The Herbaceous Border (to the South of the Queen’s House) has been cleared ready for a wild flower mix for summer colour. Award winning garden designer Chris Beardshaw has been chosen to design the new border to be planted in the Autumn and the design will incorporate the fencing. (Necessary to keep balls etc off the border). Colour and design will reflect location and surrounding architecture.
Paling is still to be seen on the hill north of the Wolfe statue. This is an attempt to remove a desire line down the hill and to allow the acid grass to recover. The fence at the bottom of the hill is demountable so that if it snows it can be taken down to allow safe tobogganing.
All in all the Park is looking beautiful and in some areas better than it did before the Olympics!