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New park mural celebrates bug life

Published on Monday, July 23, 2018

Artist Kirsty Whitrow

A COLOURFUL mural inspired by bugs, butterflies and bees is now welcoming visitors to Leicester’s Abbey Park.

Local artist Kirsty Whitrow spent around three weeks on site, creating the giant artwork that celebrates the insects that pollinate our plants.

Measuring 7m x 4m, the mural is part of the city council’s partnership with Urban Buzz – a project that’s creating important new habitats for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects at sites around Leicester.

Nectar-rich flowers and wildflowers will be planted in the area around the mural as part of the scheme.

The £3,000 project was supported by the Friends of Abbey Park, the Art Department and environmental charity Bug Life.

The new mural can be found close to the main car park off Abbey Park Road.