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Primary pupilsí planting brightens up park entrance

04/07/14

A splash of summer colour will be introduced to the entrance of Hazlehead Park thanks to the efforts of local school children.

Pupils from Hazlehead Primary School today [Friday 04 July] helped plant six containers of bedding plants on the road to the popular park.

Ben Reid Garden Centre donated £300 worth of plants through the Friends of Hazlehead which was matched by Aberdeen City Council's environmental services.

Aberdeen City Council Housing and Environment Convener Councillor Neil Cooney said: "The children's efforts are fantastic and I would like to congratulate them for their hard work.

"Ben Reid Garden Centre and the Friends of Hazlehead must also be commended for their continued support for the park and the surrounding area.

"The children planted sustainable species mixed with bedding plants which endorses the theme of Hazlehead as Scotland's first Climate Change Park.

"I'm sure they will take great delight seeing the flowers grow through their summer holidays."

Simon Fraser, Managing Director of Ben Reid Garden Centre added: "We were delighted to be able to support the Friends of Hazlehead and Aberdeen City Council with this project and look forward to seeing the children's efforts in full bloom."