The Pearson Park Wildlife Garden is visited by many species of birds and insects - not to mention creative gardeners.
The Pearson Park Wildlife Garden is visited by many species of birds and insects - not to mention creative gardeners.

Why this garden is going wild in Princes Avenue

Love Parks Week will celebrate the glorious legacy left to Hull by the Victorians – beautiful formal parks and gardens that were part of a public health movement to have accessible green spaces in the city for residents.

But tucked away in a corner of Pearson Park at the junction with Princes Avenue, you can find something a bit more wild.

The Pearson Park Wildlife Garden is home to 240 different species of plants, encouraging biodiversity and sustainability.

Wildflower meadow planting like that seen at the Pearson Park Wildlife Garden has seen its popularity grow.

Wildflower meadow planting like that seen at the Pearson Park Wildlife Garden has seen its popularity grow.

The garden, run by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, is visited regularly by blue tits, long-tailed tits and robins, as well as butterflies, shield bugs, ladybirds and solitary bees.

It is perfectly formed with ponds, hedgerows, woodland and meadow as well as fruit and vegetable patches.

It is well-known that gardens and open spaces can boost physical and mental wellbeing.

A wildlife garden is tucked away in a corner of Pearson Park.

A wildlife garden is tucked away in a corner of Pearson Park.

Recently, wildflower meadow planting has been adopted into municipal planting schemes across the UK. In Hull, it can be seen next to dual carriageways and on roundabouts throughout the city.

But in Princes Avenue, one garden has been going wild for years.

The Pearson Park Wildlife Garden is open from 9am to 5pm throughout the summer holidays. Entry is free.

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