THE garden beds in Kings Parade will be full of flowers for the first time in a year now that drought conditions have improved.
Bathurst Regional Council had left the garden beds bare due to the dry weather conditions, which have greatly improved with significant rainfall.
As a result, this week parks and gardens staff were able to plant more than 4500 plants in Kings Parade.
They planted three different species of flowers, which are expected to start blossoming in time for Christmas, weather depending.
The fountain in Machattie Park is also operational again, since council has been able to ease water restrictions across the city.
Mayor Bobby Bourke has welcomed the return of flowers to the Parade, saying that not being able to have them had been disappointing.
“It’s one of our showpieces, the gardens in the town centre,” he said.
“Especially in the middle of the CBD, it adds the colour and the smell; you can sit there for lunch and enjoy it.”
He commended the efforts of council’s staff in replanting the garden beds.
“The parks and gardens people do a beautiful job. They really know what they are doing,” he said.
While people should enjoy the flowers, he said they shouldn’t pick them or use the garden beds for shortcuts.
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Published at Thu, 12 Nov 2020 06:00:00 +0000