Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
Luke has given his support to a National Trust campaign encouraging people to connect with nature this Spring through their #BlossomWatch campaign. People can take part and spread the joy of Spring by uploading pictures of local blossom to social media, tag the location, and use the #BlossomWatch hashtag to spread the joy of spring with others. Using the hashtag on Twitter will power the National Trust’s #BlossomWatch map.
Luke Pollard MP said:
The pandemic has shown how important access to nature is for our wellbeing. Now is a perfect time to come together and share the joys of nature and spring blossom. After all, the vaccine rollout is bringing us a new beginning.
The #BlossomWatch campaign is inspired by Japan’s world-famous blossom season and the Hanami tradition that is celebrated annually as the blossom blooms. The UK also has a spectacular blossom season – pink and white blossom is out in full bloom in the UK right now. Blossom is just one of so many natural sights which bring beauty to our streets and that deserves to be celebrated.
The National Trust is accompanying the campaign with a community programme of tree-planting and cultural events, supported by the People’s Postcode Lottery. It is working with partners in towns and cities across the UK to create new blossoming community spaces for people to enjoy and as a symbol of hope and renewal. People can also donate to the National Trust’s Everyone Needs Nature appeal or help to plant a tree, via their website.