Hopes for colourful new planters to brighten up town centre

The new raised planters at Wicker Hill in Trowbridge Town Centre <i>(Image: Trevor Porter)</i>
The new raised planters at Wicker Hill in Trowbridge Town Centre (Image: Trevor Porter)

New planters have popped up in Trowbridge town centre as part of the council’s efforts to bring some vibrancy to the area.

The scheme includes three flower beds at Wicker Hill – a large, raised planter outside Dorothy House and two beds on the other side of the road, next to a pink cherry tree.

Katy Brown, a floral and planting designer, oversaw the project, after she completed the Castle Street planting scheme last October as part of Trowbridge Town Council's Future High Streets Fund, to bring some colour back to the town centre.

Along with volunteers Ron Lomas, park ranger Charlie Stockley and Ashley Wicks, planted 350 plants in the newly constructed flower beds.

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Wiltshire Times: Planters in Trowbridge town centre
Wiltshire Times: Planters in Trowbridge town centre

Planters in Trowbridge town centre (Image: Katy Brown)

Katy said: “Trowbridge Town Council gave us the brief of colourful, sustainable and low-maintenance and the point is to enhance walkways into town and also for people who are driving through.

“The main design is replicated in Castle Street. I went to the museum and used cloth from the mill, so there is some heritage behind the designs. I wanted to use the same colours from that piece of cloth.”

The plants were purchased by The Nursery in Hilperton chosen with pollination and biodiversity in mind.

Katy will also be designing similar planters for Manvers Street, Fore Street and Market Street.