What the project will do
In its heyday, The Dell formed an integral feature of Brookdale Park, with its rhododendron lined walkways and large, central flower bed, which still remains as an overgrown rock garden.
The current condition, however, is badly overgrown with scrub trees, self seeded saplings and unusable paths. Even the surviving rhododendrons are over mature and require substantial work, and damaged walls, fallen trees and overgrown shrubbery completely block access to certain areas.
Clean City funding will enable the reinstatement of the footpaths, retaining walls and improvements to drainage; the selective felling of semi-mature and self seeded weaker trees (which will mean the better specimens can grow and reach maturity),and clearance of dead trees and invasive undergrowth.
There’ll also be creation of habitats for hibernating hedgehogs; restoration of the feature stone rockery and planting of sustainable shrubs and trees together with native blue bells, daffodils and wild flowers.
These proposals will rejuvenate this once spectacular area of the park providing safe access to residents and the wider Manchester community.
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