Heritage Lottery Restoration

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The restoration was completed on 21st June 2009 and included:

  • Diseased, dying and unwanted trees were removed from the Gardens to open up the vistas and retain the best specimens
  • The borders were dug over and compost introduced to improve the soil quality
  • New shrubs were planted in the borders and new trees planted in agreed sites throughout the Gardens
  • Paths were dug up and old materials removed from the site. Some of the waste material was re-used in accordance with our policies on conservation, recycling and sustainability
  • A mini-beast sanctuary was created in the northeast corner of the Gardens
  • ‘Soft spots’ and underground drainage issues were dealt with and tree roots protected or re-routed prior to the paths being resurfaced
  • New path surfaces were laid
  • The fountain was removed for restoration and later re-installed
  • The horse trough was cleaned up and re-sited very close to its old position
  • New benches were installed
  • New waste bins and dog-waste bins were installed
  • Notice boards were sited inside the two main gates at Trinity Road and Dudley Road
  • New kick rails were installed around certain flowerbeds
  • A wild flower meadow was created around the large cedar tree in the northeast corner of the Gardens
  • New trellising was erected to screen the gardeners’ mess room
  • A new fence was installed to the gardeners’ compound
  • A security fence was added in the northeast corner at a point that was regularly used by people climbing over the railings at night
  • The central flowerbeds were planted with a mixture of shrubs and flowers

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