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Nottingham, UK, 22 May 2008 - The Long Borders at Highfields Park are getting a facelift this week, with the help of 17 volunteers from Experian®, the global information services company.
The flowerbeds are being completely renewed with traditional perennial planting in line with the City’s aim to use more perennial plants – ones that last from year to year – to cut down on the number that have to be replaced annually. The Highfields scheme will feature rich blues of Delphinium ‘Blue Nile’ and dark Phormium purpurea alongside radiant colours of Dahlia, Crocosmia and Hemerocallis.
Volunteers from Experian are giving their time as part of the Highfields Week of Action, which involves local people helping to make the site cleaner and greener. Last month, Experian announced that it was giving all of its UK employees three days paid annual leave to volunteer for community-based initiatives.
Tiku Patel, UK & Ireland Managing Director of Experian, said: "Nottingham is where Experian was founded and is very much our spiritual home. Having volunteered almost 4,500 hours last year, our new volunteering programme means that we have literally thousands of people giving even more back to local communities. 'In Bloom' is another great project for us to support. It brings people from across the business together and the work done can be seen and appreciated by the whole city. We should all feel proud of our city and Experian is committed to getting involved and making a real difference."