About this blog

The London Road Gateway Project Bath aims to improve the public realm of the stretch of London Road, between Cleveland Place junction, and Morrisons Supermarket.

Bath based artist Jane Veveris Callan has been commissioned by Bath and North East Somerset Council to create decorative designs to go onto the tree planters, and grilles that will form part of the improvements.

Jane collaborated with Alan Summers and Karen Hoy of Call of the Page, formerly known as 'With Words', to work with the community, gathering local history and stories as words, with haiku and renga poems, which have informed her resulting designs.

This blog has been created to share some of the creative process.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Trees in planters

The trees are now planted in the first few of the planters that are in situ. They are Amelanchier Lamarckii multistem also called the Snowy Mespil which refers to the white starry flowers that appear in late spring - mostly on bare wood. The fresh copper-red coloured  leaves emerge just as the flowers finish and the foliage turns to green in summer before reddening up again in autumn, when small black berries are produced. 
A wonderful choice, they will provide interest throughout the year as well as a habitat and food source for wildlife.

The tree grilles which will  go around the bases of the trees in the central reservation have also arrived and will soon be fitted.

With  the trees planted in the central reservation and in some of the planters, although it's still early days, it's already clear how much of a greening up effect the planting scheme will have.

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