My Wild Pool

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Teaming up with Bristol South Swimming Pool, the concreted entrance way has been given a wildlife face-lift to bring colour to this otherwise grey setting.

Over the course of a few days in March, My Wild City teamed up with corporate volunteers from UK-leading law firm, Burgess Salmon, who helped us transform the space around Bristol South Swimming Pool. For those who have never been, the pool sits at the eastern end of Dame Emily Park in an areas comprised of a mosaic of concrete and stone flooring. Not a single living plant in site.

A total of nine large planters have been installed containing over 90 pollinator-friendly plants, one large log pile, a rockery, and even a small pond. The new planters don’t just benefit wildlife: two planters contain built in benches, six new bike rack slots were installed and a number of herbs planted, perfect for fresh green teas for pool staff. 

My Wild Pool aims to show how even concreted spaces can be improved for wildlife. The project forms part of our work for My Wild Bedminster which aims to make the whole Neighbourhood Partnership better for wildlife. 

Read the press release: Wild Pool Party