Fruit orchard blossoms at Blythe Valley Park - The Solihull Observer

Fruit orchard blossoms at Blythe Valley Park

Solihull Editorial 12th Mar, 2024   0

FRESH fruit will be on hand at Blythe Valley Park after an orchard was planted.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Diana Holl-Allen, joined the Blythe Valley Park team to help plant the 30 new fruit trees, with help from the park contractor, Whiting Landscape.

Frasers senior placemaking manager, Helen Barnett, said: “We were pleased to welcome the mayor, to help the orchard take root.

“We anticipate that it will provide a significant source of enjoyment to our occupiers, who are themselves, focussed on sustainability and participate enthusiastically in all the initiatives which support being outside and connecting with nature.

“We recently replaced all the bat and bird boxes on the park for the new nesting season and have an on-going programme of initiatives during 2024, including expanding our wildflower meadows, introducing more pollinator plants and creating additional natural habitats for wildlife to flourish.”

Last year the business park teamed up with Solihull Council to plant 3,000 on the site.

The Mayor of Solihull said: “We were delighted to have the opportunity to visit Blythe Valley Park and its beautiful surrounding country park.

“It has been interesting to learn about the business park’s commitment to biodiversity, it’s continued investment in enhancing the local environment to support the wellbeing of its community and create this new orchard.

“Solihull Council has a long-standing relationship with the scheme, and it was impressive to witness what a first-class job has been done of developing the land.

“There are some amazing companies based on the park and they really have a fantastic working environment which is well connected and offers a great range of amenities.”


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