pro landscaper magazine
pro landscaper magazine

A look into the future of London’s oldest public park

by | 16 Apr 24 | Commercial Landscaping, News

The City of London Corporation has revealed new images showing how London’s oldest public park will look in the future.

The finished scheme at Finsbury Circus Gardens, which is due to complete later this year, will see improvements made to the Grade II listed site’s seating and pathways.

New planting areas will be established around the central lawn, introducing a wide range of species and habitats for birds, bees and bats.

Finsbury Circus Gardens is the largest green space within the city and is just one of over 180 individual square mile sites, owned and managed by the City Corporation.

Among them are 10 Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation in the City, designated for their importance for wildlife and for people to engage with nature.

Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Natural Environment Board, Caroline Haines, says: “Not only are City open spaces hugely important for people’s health and wellbeing, they also play a vital role by increasing the Square Mile’s resilience against climate change and enhancing biodiversity by creating habitats for a number of birds, butterflies, and insects.”

A recent report into the value of the City Corporation’s green spaces within the Square Mile revealed their worth at £126.8m every year in benefits to society, with a present value of £3.6bn over 50 years.

Data showed that for every £1 spent on maintenance gives a return of £87.70 in public benefits.

Get the latest news to your inbox every week

Free newsletters with industry updates, product news, latest projects and more

Join our community.



Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
    Your Basket
    Your basket is emptyReturn to Shop
      Calculate Shipping
      Apply Coupon
      Available Coupons
      test99 Get 99% off