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TRENANCE Rose Garden in Newquay is to undergo a month-long facelift as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations – at a cost of £62,000.
Cornwall Council's neighbourhood services team will lead the overhaul, installing a new drainage system and steel gazebo at the site.
The team will also remove compacted and diseased soil, and rotten timber edges, before planting new roses.
Work is due to begin on Monday next week when the rose garden will be closed to the public.
Andy Cook, the council's environment engineer, said: "The existing rose garden is now of an age where the raised beds are becoming dilapidated and mixed roses and other planting has reached the end of their most attractive life. This is compounded by the poor soil which has become compacted in some places and is also sodden due to the proximity of the Trenance stream.
"The existing plants have been assessed and we aim to retain as many as possible.
Any plants which are not required for the new planting scheme will be given to the Newquay in Bloom Partnership."
Councillor Julian German, the council's portfolio holder for historic environment, added: "The council is committed to the provision of quality public open spaces and being able to use monies from developer contributions to support this project has been invaluable.
"Trenance Gardens have, for a long time, been an important public space for Newquay. The enhancement of the rose garden along with Trenance Cottages means that this area will be a focus for the community for a long time to come."
Councillor George Edwards, Cornwall councillor for Newquay Treloggan, said: "On behalf of the people of Newquay I would like thank our portfolio holder Julian German who met me on a site visit with senior officers.
"I was delighted when they informed me on the site visit that we had funding to spend on the gardens. I am sure that with this money we can put a splendid show on in the gardens for everyone to enjoy."
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