In Hull’s city centre, there’s a special green space – the wildlife garden in Pearson Park
Due to an incident over the bank holiday weekend we are having to lock the main gate at weekends for the time being. Please accept our apologies, you can still visit the garden during weekdays from 10 - 4 pm.
Although the site is small, it’s perfectly formed with examples of lots of habitats, including ponds, hedgerows, woodland and a meadow, as well as a fruit and vegetable patch and a display garden. There is plenty of wildlife to see from blue tits, long-tailed tits and robins to butterflies, shield bugs, ladybirds, solitary bees – and much more.
Since taking over the lease, the Trust extended the existing veg patch and harvested a bumper crop of potatoes, salads, cabbages and courgettes. The delicious veggies were certainly a hit with the site’s regular visitors – we had children picking and eating their first raw peas. This coming summer, we are planning to grow golden beetroot, purple beans and spaghetti squash alongside the raspberries, blueberries and loganberries. We’re looking forward to a veritable feast!
A stunning feature of the site is the mature herb garden, which we inherited from the previous owners. In late spring and early summer, the divine scents of rosemary, oregano and sage waft across the whole garden. Few offices can boast such a beautiful and sweet-smelling entrance.