I’ve lived in Manchester for two years now and even though I was homesick for a long time, it has really grown on me. However, Manchester is - without a doubt – severely lacking in green space. The red brick of the city centre buildings is beautifully striking. Along with the street art of the Northern Quarter and the gothic architecture in Spinningfields, these aspects of Manchester give it a distinctive style like no other city I’ve lived in. It is for this reason that I find the lack of public parks and large green spaces to be strange. Manchester is always full of people, whether they are students, city workers or tourists, yet so much of the city is paved. I raised this concern to my boyfriend, who I might add is a very proud Northerner. I compared the amount of green areas in Manchester to that of London, where a park can be found around almost every corner.
Tucked behind the semi-modern, semi-traditional Whitworth Art Gallery, the garden always remains quiet and available to those who seek its peaceful surroundings. In the few visits I’ve paid I’ve seen yoga classes, finger painting and plenty of other photographers admiring the view. I was desperate to tell my boyfriend that I stood corrected, and that Whitworth Park was exactly the kind of green space I had been looking for, and the captivating design of the art garden kept me coming back again and again.
Hi there, my name is Nevada and I'm a twenty-five year old music teacher. The Little Green blog centres around wildlife, gardening and lifestyle photography. All photos are my own and represent the portfolio of an amateur photographer!