Park Bench donations welcomed

AT THE FRESHWATER LAKES, QUIET GARDEN AND GARDEN OF MEMORIES AND REFLECTION

Following the success of the Quiet Garden, where chunky hardwood benches and other seating has attracted the support of public donations, new benches are now being made available for public donation there and elsewhere in the Park.

The options are detailed below; the prices quoted include a personalised brass or stainless steel plaque with which to remember a loved one or celebrate a life event. Also covered is the supply and maintenance of your chosen bench for a period of 10 years. After that time you will be contacted and asked if you would like to continue with your donation.

If you are interested in making a bench donation please contact:
Toni Powell, Community Engagement Officer
Tel: 01202 261757
Email: toni.powell@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

At the Freshwater Lakes

The area around the freshwater lakes, behind The Ark café, has been improved with a range of new landscaping, including gabion basket lake edges, surfacing to replace the crazy paving and considerable new areas of shrub and tree planting.

To allow visitors to fully appreciate these improvements, new benches and picnic sets have been installed and are now available for public donation. The new benches complement those in the Quiet Garden, which have been very well received, and provide a resting point to enjoy views across the lakes whilst surrounded by new seaside-themed shrub planting (to be planted in May/June 2019). The new picnic sets have been installed between the play area and the miniature railway station, with the surrounding area also being improved as part of the works.

3 No. Straight Backless Benches

Specifications:
Length 2.5m, Height 45cm
FSC naturally very durable hardwood

Cost of 10 year donation: £1,789

2 No. Straight Backrest Benches

Specifications:
Length 2.5m, Height 45cm
FSC naturally very durable hardwood

Cost of 10 year donation: £2,044

3 No. Standard Picnic Sets

Specifications:
Length 1.8m, Height 45cm
FSC naturally very durable hardwood

Cost of 10 year donation: £3,625

The location and views from the new seating at the Freshwater Lakes

At the Garden of Memories and Reflection (Rose Garden)

Two new benches have been centrally located in the newly restored Rose Garden. Surrounded by planting they provide an opportunity to stop, rest and take in the scent and colours of the flowers. The benches are accessed by a lawned pathway which has recently been widened and reinstated.

1 No. Curved Backless Bench

Specifications:
Length 2m, Height 45cm
FSC naturally very durable hardwood

Cost of 10 year donation: £2,175

1 No. Straight Backless Bench

Specifications:
Length 2m, Height 45cm
FSC naturally very durable hardwood

Cost of 10 year donation: £2,010

The location and views from the new seating in the Rose Garden

The roses are expected to flower in May and June

At the Quiet Garden

Currently there is one standard bench or sections of the large curved bench that are available for donation (including a personalised plaque). The planting in the Quiet Garden has very much matured, with colour and interest through every season of the year. Wildlife is attracted to the site through carefully chosen planting, a bug hotel and a bird feeder. There are also views to be enjoyed over the cricket pitch and across the lakes.

1 No. Backrest Bench

Specifications:
Length 2m, Height 45cm
FSC naturally very durable hardwood

Cost of 10 year donation: £3,200

1 No. Large Curved Bench

Donation per section (3 No.) incl. plaque

Specifications:
Width 2m, Height 45cm
FSC naturally very durable hardwood

Cost of 10 year donation: £1,450

The location and views from the new seating in the Quiet Garden

Please note, any plaques you see on the photographs above will be manufacturers plaques, not to be confused with donation plaques.

If you are interested in making a bench donation please contact:
Toni Powell, Community Engagement Officer
Tel: 01202 261757
Email: toni.powell@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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