Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has got involved in the National Trust’s 2023 #BlossomWatch campaign.
The annual celebration runs from the 24 – 30th April, with people encouraged to share beautiful blossom in their local area. The week takes inspiration from Japan’s Hanami, and aims to bring all generations outdoors to boost tourism and help people connect with nature.
Research recently published by the National Trust revealed that blossom is in decline. As a result, the Trust has committed to plant 4 million blossom trees and new traditional orchards on land in their care.
Gwynne, a keen gardener and fan of blossom, has encouraged residents to get involved, and snapped some blossom pictures of his own.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“#BlossomWatch is such a fantastic initiative to celebrate the beautiful blossom we have across the local area.
It’s a huge worry that blossom is in decline, so I’m really grateful to the National Trust for doing their utmost to protect it. I always love the blossom that appears on my own road, which I’ve snapped and shared below. I’d love to see residents across Audenshaw, Denton, Dukinfield, Reddish and the Heaton’s sharing their own pictures!”