Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is supporting the National Trust’s #BlossomWatch, and encouraging local residents to get involved.
#BlossomWatch is an initiative – now in its second year – which aims to celebrate the UK’s spectacular blossom season.
The UK has a vast array of blossom, whether apple, blackthorn, hawthorn or cherry. However, research published by the National Trust reveals that there are 80% fewer traditional orcards in England and Wales than in 1900. This has resulted in huge losses in habitats for nature, and fewer people enjoying spring blossom.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“I’m really proud to be supporting this year’s #BlossomWatch.
Our gardens and green spaces are so vital to local communities, and the blossom season makes being outside an even more beautiful experience.
I’ve snapped some wonderful blossom on St Anne’s Road in Denton. I’d love to see residents across Audenshaw, Denton, Dukinfield, Reddish and the Heaton’s sharing their own pictures!”
#BlossomWatch Day is taking place on the 23rd of April 2022. Those wishing to take part can find out more about Blossom spotting by using the National Trust’s Blossom Activity Pack, which can be downloaded here.