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Popular Preston Park rockery open again after repair work
5:30pm Thursday 1st August 2013 in News
Nature lovers can enjoy a rock’n’roll lifestyle with a difference following the renovation of a popular park.
After weeks of work, The Rockery in Preston Park, Brighton, has been officially reopened to the public.
The largest municipal rock garden in the country was restored in a joint project between Brighton and Hove City Council and The Friends of Preston Park, with additional help from volunteers from the Probation Service Community Payback Scheme.
The work involved repairing a major leak in the pond, moving 150 tonnes of silt and many tonnes of rock.
A host of new species have also been planted.
Pete West, chairman of the council’s environment committee, said: “This has been a fantastic community effort and I’d like to congratulate everyone who has played a part in restoring this wonderful and well-loved rock garden.
“Not only will the garden look stunning throughout the seasons, it will also provide a valuable habitat for a range of wildlife.”
The Rockery is the largest municipal rock garden in the country and the most bio-diverse garden in the city.
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