Newspaper Article 2015 – Bulbs add colour to historic grounds

Bulbs add colour to historic grounds

Landmarks planted 50 flowering cherry trees in the grounds of Stoneycroft in 2006 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “city” status for Hastings.

The public donated these trees, which are now maturing and blossoming well.

A few weeks ago, daffodil bulbs were planted beneath them for a dash of colour each spring. Landmarks promotes excellence in all projects affecting landscape, architecture, history and public art across the Hastings district. It has operated for 15 years in a collaboration between council and community and was instigated to nurture pride in our environment.

Projects on the go include:

“Street As” beautification competition – still open to entrants –  where residential or commercial street front make-overs will be judged.

The Landmarks History Talks at the Hastings War Memorial Library, held each second Tuesday of the month at 5.30pm.

The Landmarks Awards held in December to acknowledge outstanding local achievements in our chosen fields

Planting the bulbs before Winter.

The parks of Hastings are exceptional –  planned, loved and serving their neighbourhoods across the district – the Stoneycroft site has offered another opportunity to celebrate our heritage. Housing the growing Hawke’s Bay historical digital archive – the Hawke’s Bay Knowledge Bank – the grounds are held in perpetuity as green space, with heritage trees registered and honoured.

For more Information on Landmarks visit the Hastings District Council website or email antheabailey[@]

Photo caption – COLOURFUL: A group from Landmarks planted bulbs in the grounds of Stoneycroft.

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12 May 2015

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