A programme to improve the landscaping and biodiversity in a popular area of Jephson Gardens is set to begin next week.
The work which is being managed by Warwick District Council’s Green Space team will see the removal of a decaying tree sculpture installed six years ago, which has now reached the end of its natural life, due partly to the attraction of the larvae of lesser staghorn beetles.
During the removal of the sculpture, the beetles and their larvae will be carefully relocated to a nearby nature reserve. The area will be re-landscaped with herbaceous perennials and a low fence will be installed to protect the new planting in this busy part of the multi award-winning gardens.
Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Climate Change, Councillor Alan Rhead commented:
“This is a further example of the amazing work of our Green Space team and contractors idverde in managing the long-term care of this beautiful park, which really is the jewel in the crown of Royal Leamington Spa.”