The first trees of a new botanical garden at a Bromsgrove park have been planted.
Bromsgrove District Council is transforming a rarely used grassed area at the rear of Sanders Park that sides onto Deansway and Whitford Road.
The community arboretum will feature different trees with natural pathways, seating and wildflower areas for visitors to explore and enjoy.
Last year the Advertiser reported on the Watt Close entrance of the park being cultivated to turn the area partly into a natural meadow, to establish a more diverse part of the park.
The first trees of the new botanical garden were planted by the authority’s portfolio holder for leisure, Councillor Mark Bullivant said: “It was a real honour to plant the first tree of many which will make up our new arboretum and the fact that it was during National Tree Week made it even more tree-mendous.
“The arboretum will become an important part of this park now and for generations to come.”