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Pitchcroft follows the River Severn and forms part of Worcester Riverside Park. The site is known for its sports facilities such as Worcester Racecourse and Worcester Rowing Club and was also historically used by Worcester Rugby Club and Worcester City FC. 

One of the key features of Pitchcroft is the lime trees, originally planted in the 1920s and 1930s, that line the avenue encircling the racecourse. Trees don’t just provide food and home to wildlife, they are essential to citylife by tackling pollution, carbon, and increasing temperatures.

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Pitchcroft is also home to allotments and Worcester Community Garden. As populations in UK cities grow and 12% of households with no access to private or communal gardens, community gardens are a vital connection to nature. There are now over 1,000 community gardens in the UK, providing benefits on an individual, communal and environmental level. Community gardens help reimagine urban spaces by calling attention to ecological urbanism and questioning our obsession with hard landscaping. Why not explore the small space gardens at Worcester Community Garden for ideas on how to welcome nature into your own space at home?

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