The wildlife garden was originally set up in 2000 to provide an area of natural beauty and relaxation. In 2014, after a few fallow years, when the dogwood was allowed the freedom to roam, and with the help of the TCV and a grant from the Bit Lotter Fund Awards 4 All, we managed to start the re-vitalisation of the garden.
More recently FOLP have established a small group to provide ongoing management of the garden. Ongoing maintenance work includes:
Cleaning debris and weed from the ponds;
Mowing pathways to the wood carvings;
Maintaining the wood carvings and features;
Mowing grass around the picnic tables;
Autumn grass cut and raking;
Pruning and coppicing of trees;
Grubbing out excess dogwood and blackthorn;
Fixing the gaps in the hedges and fences; and
Replacing bird boxes and tackling other aspects of vandalism.
We always need more volunteers. The area isn’t particularly large and owing to the seasonal nature of much of the work help isn’t needed on a weekly basis, so we’re not asking for too much of your time. If you like working outdoors in a pleasant environment and are interested in joining a friendly and welcoming group of enthusiasts please contact,
Rick Webb (FOLP Committee member) via the form below.
Latest News and Events
- A typical session in the Wildlife Garden Categories: General | Wildlife Garden.
- Wildlife Garden Annual Report 2017 Categories: Wildlife Garden.
- Wildlife Garden – Thank you to all the volunteers who helped Categories: General | Wildlife Garden.
- Back To Work In The Wildlife Garden (WLG) Categories: General | Wildlife Garden.
- Green up Longford Park Wildlife Garden 19th April 2009 Categories: General | Wildlife Garden.
Posted: October 25, 2018
A couple of weeks ago, our volunteer group had another session in the garden, attempting to keep things in order and do some further planting. We've put in some borage, teasel and Jacob's ladder. After such a hot dry summer, the pond had almost dried out completely, so we were pleased to find that it had some water back in again. We're keeping an eye on it as we're not sure if the pond lining might be damaged.[column... more
Posted: June 10, 2018
After a few years of benign neglect a volunteer support group was re-established in 2017. The aims are to manage the garden better and add to its existing plants/ features. Along with routine garden maintenance jobs there have been six work party sessions, including one in January 2018.Tasks carried out by the work parties have includedTree pruning. Coppicing hazel trees. Grubbing out excess dogwood and blackthorn Cutting back... more
Posted: April 25, 2017
A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who turned out for the wildlife garden clean up.Path restoration - new volunteer Steve suggested we use the excess turf to repair bare patches of grassJackie tried to hide the graffiti with cut-down plants plantsRick planted foxgloves and cowslipsRegards Rick... more
Posted: March 27, 2017
After a fallow period for a few years, F.O.L.P. have re-established our support group for the WLG.Since last summer various jobs have been carried out in our garden• Cleaning debris and weed from the pond • Mowing pathways to the wood carvings • Mowing grass around the picnic tables • Autumn grass cut and raking • Litter collection • Pruning and coppicing of trees • Grubbing out excess dogwood and blackthorn • Some... more
Posted: March 27, 2009
Green up Longford Park Wildlife Garden between 2pm and 4pm Come along and enjoy one of the many activities lined up for our Green Up Day. The wildlife garden is located in the centre of the park near to the ornamental gardens and the Athletics Stadium. Planned activities include: • Pond Dipping with the Mersey Valley Wardens • Apple Pressing with the Red Rose Forest • Planting of Wild Flower Seeds • Rubbish Revamped Workshop... more