On Thursday 6 September the Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Mary Blake opened the new butterfly garden in Christchurch Park.
This garden is a real example of teamwork. The Friends have long promoted the idea of a butterfly garden in the Park but it only became reality through partnership with members of the "Green Team" from Ipswich School who designed the garden and carried out much of the building work (under the watchful eyes of the Park's gardeners) and the Papworth Trust who do so much for the Park.
The result is a stunning sensory garden that looked spectacular in the blazing sunshine at the opening.
The Park was graced not only with the presence of the Mayor, the Headmaster of Ipswich School and many representatives of the Green Team, the Papworth Trust and Park staff but also no fewer than six species of butterfly.
Pictured here is a comma feasting on one of the newly-planted buddleias. Do take a chance to view the garden which can be found at the north end of the Wilderness Pond.