Stanley Park is a 111-acre Grade II* listed park in north Liverpool. It contains major historic features, such as the Grade II listed Isla Gladstone Conservatory, and is famous for dividing the home grounds of Liverpool and Everton football clubs.
As part of the lasting legacy of the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital, the construction contractor, Carillion, arranged to plant an avenue of 50 cherry blossom trees in the park. We worked with contractors and Stanley Park CIC to deliver the project. Stanley Park CIC invited children from the nearby Anfield Priory Primary School to help plant the last two trees, learn more about the importance of planting and parks and to help to sow some wildflower seeds on a nearby bank (this included a special dance to make the flowers grow!).
The project has been used to show the benefits that the new Royal will have across the city. When the new hospital is complete, a park will be created on part of the existing hospital. This project at Stanley Park is an important way to highlight the benefits of green infrastructure whilst we await our own park.