Cutteslowe Park Opening

Cutteslowe Park Opening

Saturday 11th April 2016 marked the official opening of Cutteslowe Park Horticultural Therapy Nursery.  The site was opened by Linda Smith; city council executive board member for leisure, parks and sports. The site includes a vast 60m by 26m plant nursery – once littered with debris and weeds – now filled with a vibrant mix of flowers, vegetables and herbs.

Ms Smith, who grew up on the Cutteslowe estate, said she remembered playing in the park when the greenhouses were still kept open by council staff more than 20 years ago.

She added: “It’s a fantastic asset for the community to have again and we are really grateful to People in Action for deciding to invest in Oxford.

“To see the greenhouses back in use is great and we hope plenty of people will come and see them.”

Garden centre manager Philip Jones said there are already 45 different types of tomato for people to see, as well as 50 varieties of chilli and several fruits, including strawberries, gooseberries, blueberries, limes and mandarins and vegetables such as marrows, aubergines, cucumbers and squash.

He added: “It’s fantastic to have the greenhouse open again. The building is fabulous and really substantial in size.

“We are still in early days but we already have a few local cafes who say they are interested in having us supply them with produce.”

 

Cutteslowe Park Garden Nursery is open to the public 7 days a week from 10-5pm, and can be found within the prestigious Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park in Oxford.

For more information on the site please call Philip Jones the Manager on: 07917792594, or for placement opportunities please call Charterville Care on 01993775515.

 

You can also follow the Garden Centre on Twitter! – @CuttesloweHort

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