A bumper 80,000 bedding plants and 460 floral containers have been added to Fylde’s parks and open spaces over the past month.
The riot of colour is lighting up the parks as part of a twice-yearly replant conducted by council gardeners to keep open spaces looking fresh.
But, as the council’s parks department senior supervisor Adam Nagy is quick to point out, it’s not just a case of the blooms being replaced – the flowerbeds across the borough are also redesigned twice a year.
The largest single planting is on the Promenade Gardens in St Annes, but other major plantings and redesigns have taken place in Ashton Gardens, Hope Street Park and The Square in St Annes, Lytham’s Lowther Gardens and for Kirkham Town Council.
Most parks and a number of grass verges across Fylde have benefited from the gardeners’ efforts.
Adam Nagy, responsible for redesigning the beds, said: “It’s a major operation that we do twice a year.
“We’re a traditional coastal resort and visitors and residents all like to see nice open spaces.
“The gardeners work flat out to get everything done within a month – even more impressive than it sounds as they have to keep the grass cut at the same time.
“They do it every year and, once again, our open spaces are now looking first class.”