Mitchell Gardens in Chard planted with 20,000 snowdrops

A park in Somerset has been planted with 20,000 snowdrops as part of a project to increase biodiversity in council-owned public spaces.

The bulbs have been planted at Mitchell Gardens in Chard, where bluebells, wild garlic, wood anemones, and daffodils have already been put in the ground.

Horticultural officer Steve Fox from South Somerset District Council, said: "This new approach will add something completely different to our district."

The bulbs will flower in the winter.

The hope is to extend the scheme by planting other woodlands species around the district.

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