You may have already seen that Sakura flowering cherry trees have, after some understandable delay, been planted in Addiscombe Rec.
You are invited to a celebration of the planting of these 30 Sakura trees, this will take place from 10.30 on Saturday 4
December near the children’s playground.
It was a great honour for Bingham Park to be selected as one of only two locations in the London Borough of Croydon to receive a donation of Sakura trees as part of a project to celebrate the relationship between the UK and Japan. Sakura is the Japanese term for ornamental cherry blossom trees and their blossoms. The project aims to raise awareness of Japanese life and history, and to learn from each other’s cultures and traditions. These trees will create a legacy for the future generations and are being planted in parks and public spaces across the United Kingdom.
The celebration on 4 December will also mark the Queen’s Green Canopy project. This is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which encourages people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee” contributing to the enhancement of our environment.
Cherry themed refreshments will be served during the celebration, we are looking for a marquee/gazebo to provide some protection against inclement weather. If you have something that would be suitable that you could erect in the park on the morning of the 4th December please do get in touch.
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