Wildlife Garden



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;
Litter collection;
Pruning and coppicing of trees;
Grubbing out excess dogwood and blackthorn;
New planting;
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.



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Latest News and Events


  • Wildlife Garden – Thank you to all the volunteers who helped
  • Categories: General | Wildlife Garden.

    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

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  • Back To Work In The Wildlife Garden (WLG)
  • Categories: General | Wildlife Garden.

    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

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  • Green up Longford Park Wildlife Garden 19th April 2009
  • Categories: General | Wildlife Garden.

    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

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