Union Passage, part of The Lanes, is getting ready to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style. Working with volunteers from Bath in Bloom, the historic passageway will feature specially chosen, year-round planters alongside a Jubilee bunting display.
By bringing nature into this space, the Bath BID and Union Passage hope to echo Bath’s unique UNESCO World Heritage green setting status. The planting scheme will draw visitors into this historic corner of the city and its independent and unique businesses.
Union Passage is part of a historic pedestrian network, connecting High Street, Union Street, Upper Borough Walls and Cheap Street. It is home to a well-loved collection of small independent businesses, who are keen to establish a new identity ‘The Lanes’.
The Jubilee long-weekend provides the perfect opportunity to launch the placemaking ambitions of The Lanes and spotlight Union Passage as a unique shopping and dining district in Bath city centre.
Nicholas Wylde, Bath BID Director and representing Nicholas Wylde Goldsmith Ltd. is delighted to see the initiative:
‘We want more people to discover the range of small and independent shops in this network of lanes. We are delighted to see the BID working with us to bring nature into this space. As businesses, we want to work together so that this corner of Bath takes its rightful place as a treasure trove of unique experiences, and this is just the beginning.’