Spring has sprung in Milton Keynes thanks to the Parks Trust

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Milton Keynes is in bloom this year thanks to 50,000 extra daffodils being planted in the city by the Parks Trust.

Volunteers from across the city helped to plant 10,000 with the Parks Trust themselves digging deep to plant the extra 40,000 showing that spring has finally sprung.

As part of Make A Difference Day, the Trust encouraged volunteers to plant 10,000 daffodil bulbs at nine different sites in October. All ages and family groups turned out to help make their local park a more colourful place to be.

Bulb planting took place at Tattenhoe Park, Campbell Park, Woolstone Green, Ashland, Broughton Gate, Oxley Park, Kingsmead, Monkston Park, Great Holm and Shenley Wood.

Briony Serginson, head of community engagement, said: “After a long hard winter our daffodils are a real welcome burst of colour. Each year in the planting season The Parks Trust carefully chooses a wide variety of trees, shrubs and plants to provide colour and interest to Milton Keynes’ parks and grid roads, as well as to attract and feed insects, mammals and birds.”For the best places to see a host of golden daffodils try Campbell Park, Willen Lake, Furzton Lake or appreciate the new blooms of wildflowers, wood anemones and early bluebells, at Shenley, Howe Park and Linford Wood.

To discover more about your local park visit The Parks Trust website.