We took a beautiful early morning walk around Boscawen Park, Truro yesterday and I couldn’t believe how pretty the flower beds are. A lot of time, effort, planning and hard work goes into the park making it one of the prettiest places to take a stroll around in my local area. Perfect for lots of different children’s outdoor activities to do in wide open spaces.
I really like how the gardeners get lots of height and depth within the flower bed, with the use of shrubs as well as flowers. The colours are very striking.
Truro City Council is responsible for maintaining the various parks and open spaces throughout the city, and the Parks department is accountable for the floral planting displays and hanging baskets you can see as you travel throughout the city.
This flower arrangement, in what looks like a huge barrel is a fabulous focal point.
As you can just about see in the background there is a recently refurbished and a new area of children’s play equipment, making it a really great family friendly place to go. There are also plenty of benches dotted around the park ideal for picnics for a fun day out.
Not only does the glorious flower displays bring that feel good factor to the city, it enables them to enter the South West in Bloom competition by the Royal Horticultural Society.
As you can see from these photos that the hard work pays off and the city has won various trophy’s over the past few years.
As well as the stunning flowers beds and children’s play area, the park also has numerous tennis courts, football pitches and a cricket field.
This park is surrounded by a gorgeous picturesque track by the water that is used by many joggers and dog walkers. I have used many of the photos I have taken by the water for various #MySundayPhoto blog posts.
There is a small cafe for refreshements at the park alongside free parking areas. If you were looking for a more substantial bite to eat there is a restaurant in the park called Trennick Mill. Serving great lunches, afternoon teas and evening meals.
I really hope you have enjoyed following my journey around the park. It has been wonderful taking pictures and planning my blog post to share with you.
If you ever decide to come down to Cornwall on holiday and visit Truro, this is one of the places you must visit!