Transformations provide a wellness boost at Castle Park

On 12th August Making Space for Nature hosted an event at Castle Park in Liskeard, showcasing a range of activities that use nature to derive health and social benefits. It was great to welcome many new partners to the park - Survival Wisdom, Forest Bathing Cornwall, Nature Connects, Nature’s Way (Eden Project), The Sensory Trust, Sukha Shala Yoga, Cornwall Libraries, Secure Forests and CORMAC.

The event was designed to demonstrate how the enhancements made at the park for wildlife also provide better opportunities for our wellbeing, with taster sessions and demonstrations in everything from forest bathing to sound mapping and woodcarving being enjoyed by all age groups and abilities. The event also celebrated the huge impact being created by members of the local community through regular green volunteer sessions at the park, helping to care for the new planting and keeping an eye on general maintenance.

To highlight the transformations that have taken place at the park a series of over-head images have also been produced, giving a birds-eye-view of the new orchards, colourful meadow areas and pollinator friendly plant beds. Also captured, is the new eastern-link path, which has provided a useful connection between residential areas and schools as well as people enjoying existing and new facilities within a setting that has been enhanced for wildlife and people.

The new path, mini-orchard and football area with enhanced landscaping for sustainable drainage and wildlife.

Sensory planting, meadow patches and the next generation of trees help create a green patchwork with St Martin’s churchyard, also enhanced through the ERDF funded project.

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