Pittencreiff Park entrance in bloom
Archived news: published on Monday 20 Aug 2012 by Fife Council
Pittencreiff Park flowerbeds
BEAUTIFUL new flower beds have been planted at the main entrance to Pittencrieff Park at the Louise Carnegie Glen Gates.
Council Parks staff have planted bedding with a more traditional theme to complement and brighten up the entrance.
Mark Horsburgh, Parks Team Leader for Dunfermline explained: “It has been a very difficult summer in the Park this year because of the amount of rain we have had. However, our gardeners have worked hard to ensure that visitors will continue to enjoy the wide open spaces when the sun does shine!
“Whilst in the Park, the Laird’s Garden area in front of the Glasshouses is also worth a visit. The bedding here has been improved too and despite the weather, staff are very pleased with their efforts which bring even more colour to the area.
“Weeds have obviously been a problem because of the amount of rain we’ve had these last few months and keeping on top of them can be a challenge. We are very grateful to the Friends of Pittencrieff Park volunteers who have been helping with this.”
The Friends of Pittencrieff Park are always looking for more volunteers to assist with the work that they do in the Park. Anyone who is interested in lending a hand can contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more about the work that they do at www.friendsofpittencrieffpark.co.uk
Provost of Fife, Jim Leishman said: “The new bedding looks wonderful and very in keeping with the style of the entrance to the park. It’s been a tough summer for all gardeners but I commend the team for the good job they have done of keeping Pittencrieff Park as well maintained as possible.
“The Park is no stranger to improvements these days. As well as the new flower beds, a lovely new terraced café extension to the Glen Pavilion recently opened. It goes without saying that I look forward to seeing work begin later this year on the Park’s £1.6 million restoration project which will see 29 individual projects being carried out across the park thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Carnegie Dunfermline Trust and Fife Council.”
For more information on the Pittencrieff Park restoration project visit www.fifedirect.org.uk/pittencrieff.
For more information contactMark Horsburgh, Area Parks Team Leader (Dunfermline)
Tel: 01383 720285 Fax: 01383 732047 Contact Mark Horsburgh online
By Post: Fife Council, Pittencrieff Park, Pittencrieff Street, Dunfermline,
Peter Howden, Development Manager
Tel: 08451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 05 98 Contact Peter Howden online
By Post: Fife Council, Bankhead House, 211 Tantallon Avenue, Glenrothes, KY7 4QA