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The trees in Old Brewery Lane car park, Summer 2008
The Trees in Old Brewery Lane Project
In 2006 to commemorate the 80th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen, it was decided to plant 6 trees along Old Brewery Lane to soften the look of the car park. Pyrus Chanticleer were chosen as being the best trees available for the size, interest, colour and suitability to the location.
A special commemorative planting ceremony was organised to coincide with the Heart of England in Bloom judging. Two senior Tetbury citizens who were 80 on or as near the same day as the Queen, two children from St Mary’s Primary School who were eight and two very important members of our community, TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were invited to come and plant the trees.
All the children from St Mary’s Primary School, local dignitaries and many residents and visitors came to witness the occasion. It was a fantastic event and the trees have flourished ever since.
Old Brewery Lane before the trees were planted
TRH The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall with Mayor Stephen Hirst
& the children from St Mary’s Primary School taking part in the tree planting ceremony
The trees in Spring 2007
In 2008 residents from West Street clubbed together to buy 5 more of the same type of tree and planted them along the edge of the long stay car park in neighbouring West Street
The trees in neighbouring West Street planted & paid for by the residents
In 2011 we invested in easy watering tubs to replace the old oak barrels. These make it so much easier to care for the plants in the summer months - just fill the 20 litre reservoir with water and diluted feed once a week and the results speak for themselves . Together with all the other tubs in town, they have been planted with a central cone shaped box tree which are planted with geraniums in the summer months and Tete a Tete bulbs for a wonderful spring display.
Tubs in Old Brewery Lane, Spring and Summer 2017