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More trees and benches coming to Jubilee Gardens on South Bank

With the Olympics and Paralympics out of the way, work has started on a further phase of work to improve Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank.

Jubilee Gardens

The South Bank park reopened to the public at the end of May after a 5 million makeover.

During the summer Jubilee Gardens has hosted a range of events including the 'Rain of Poems', the Paralympic Torch Relay and The Mayor's Thames Festival.

Keeping the gardens tidy has proved a challenge – the maintenance team removes more than 4,000 bags of litter each month.

Works taking place over the next six weeks include the planting of 25 more trees and the installation of a dozen new wooden benches. The flowerbeds will also be expanded in size.

"The Jubilee Gardens trustees are delighted with the positive public reception to Jubilee Gardens upon completion of phase one in May and pleased that the gardens have played host to several high profile events this year," said chairman Ted Inman.

"Phase two works will serve to restore and enhance the gardens after the busy summer, in line with our commitment to manage and maintain the gardens in the best possible way for the benefit of the millions who use and enjoy them."

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