CITY OF CULTURE 2017 – Ecological Planting Project
The following is an extract from a recent statement about City of Culture plans.
“Pictorial Meadows / Growing Gateways is a major ecological planting project that will complement work already being carried out by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. It includes a programme of planting and specialist commissions from artists who work with planting or environmental issues. The lead artist for this programme is Adele Howitt.
Carriageways will bloom, trees will be planted and wildflower meadows will be created. And, to make sure that the full effect of the Pictorial Meadows / Growing Gateways programme is visible by 2017, planting is due to begin this year. It will take place in areas of Hull that have currently fallen into disuse, such as brownfield sites and urban spaces, as well as along arterial gateway routes into the city centre.
This green transformation of urban spaces sits alongside Hull City Council’s emerging City Centre Public Realm Improvement Strategy for the improvement of public spaces and key pedestrian routes for 2017.”