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Zaragoza de-escalates lockdown in bloom

Over 12,000 flowers of different species will be planted or renewed

  • May 30, 2020 20:00
  • Author Aseniya Dimitrova
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Source: Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza

The urban landscape in Zaragoza is set for a major improvement, informed local authorities on Thursday. The Spanish city intends to renew a large number of its flowers and greenery over the course of May and June. This coincides with the gradual de-escalation of lockdown restrictions and the return to public spaces of larger groups of people.

Nature makes post-Covid-19 adaptation easier

Zaragoza intends to renovate with new plants in flower beds and green areas more than 2,500 square metres of its territory. The urban landscape improvement plan of the Spanish city will make spaces more attractive for citizens and visitors, as they are making their return to the local streets and parks after months of social isolation and staying at home away from nature.

The campaign to beautify the green areas implemented through the Green Parks, Gardens and Infrastructure service, is intended to help the people of Zaragoza enjoy the reunion with their city in the most pleasant way.

The action will cover more than 2,500 m² of surface spread throughout the city and includes the planting of around 12,000 flowers of a number of diverse species. The incorporation of new topsoil that will elevate the plants and improve their visibility and the installation of drip irrigation, which guarantees an adequate use of water is also a part of the plan.

The flower renewal has already started from the historic district, and the installation of two flower towers in front of the City Hall is scheduled for next week. From May 13 to 21, almost 400 m² of green areas have been acted on in the central promenade of Constitución.

The flowering strategy comes in contrast to other approaches, where due to reduced budgets caused by the Covid-19 crisis, the municipalities decided to cut off some costs, including summer blooms. This is what the Bulgarian capital of Sofia did in April, choosing the cheaper alternative to replace flowers with greenery at some key places in the city.

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