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New Addition to Angel Meadow this Autumn

Being outdoors has many benefits. Recent studies show that spending just two hours a week in nature can improve your physical health and psychological wellbeing.


Good green space, provides us with a place to exercise, socialise and relax. At this time of year, when the leaves are turning and the mornings are crisp, getting outdoors is a great way to refresh your mind too. Studies have also shown that anxiety, depression and other mental health issues may be eased with something as simple as a walk in the park.

With so many positive benefits from being outdoors, spending more time outside is a no-brainer. That said, it can be hard to find time and green spaces when living in a bustling city. Unlike many other large cities, Manchester doesn’t have a large central park.

Lucky for us, Angel Meadow Park, provides the nature that we all crave to be close to! Just a stone’s throw from the centre, in the midst of the concrete jungle the park offers a haven for joggers and dog walkers, but also a great place for picnics and even Yoga!

This month, the park welcomes a new addition, a brand-new garden has been installed as part of Mental Health Awareness Week at MeadowSide.

The garden was made for the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park earlier this year and won a Silver-Gilt award.

Clive Scott, the gardens designer, wanted to create a space which promotes wellbeing as well as highlighting the commendable work that mental health charity, Moodswings, provides for the city of Manchester.

The unique foliage is mixture of deep purple and black with hints of silver plants, leading the garden to be aptly named “Every Cloud has a Silver Lining”.

Time spent in the garden is a sure way to release stress, take in fresh air and spend time with friends and family in nature. The garden is a thoughtful addition to Angel Meadow Park and will change throughout the seasons. With unique plants such as the black-leaved elder Senecio also known as ‘Angel Wings’ this garden makes for an interesting visit all year round.

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