The What’s Growing on the Greenway blog began when the Paul Hogarth Company, had just finished designing then supervising the construction of the Greenway’s landscape and were keen to share some detail about this new part of the City with the people who live near and use this great community resource during its first year.
On approaching this, our first concern was if there’d be enough interesting plants to do 52 weekly articles, and we then wondered how we would get good images each week which would do justice to the plants along the Greenway. Not to mention of course if anyone would care!
During the year when this weekly article was created, it quickly became apparent that we need not have worried as almost immediately we were supplied with the most amazing images of plants from our talented Greenway users, as well as requests for information, plant identification queries and we found ourselves in conversations about views and preferences regarding the overall Greenway landscape itself.
Connswater Community Greenway is a living project bigger than any one individual or organisation and we hope that the creation of the What’s Growing on the Greenway book will have planted the seed (sorry for the pun!) in many of your minds regarding the landscape and how it can facilitate your interests in education, sport, horticulture and photography etc.