General Park

Lowndes Park

(i.e. not restricted to one particular section of the park)

Description

There are several areas of shrub planting mainly in the lower half of the park. There are also areas of traditional annual bedding. These areas are highly valued by respondents in the 2005 park consultation survey.

The evolution of the park has not taken into account land drainage issues rendering some areas muddy and inaccessible to some in periods of wet weather. Some vegetation shows evidence of poor growth due to wet conditions.

There are insufficient litterbins and benches resulting in a preponderance of litter and too few places to sit at peak times.

Current Condition

Much of the tree and shrub cover is mature or in decline and the planting needs adjustment due to the evolving layout of the park. There is limited horticultural interest in the current schemes and flower displays.

Poor quality furniture results in a poor environment that is often mirrored in the way the environment is subsequently treated.

Future Plans

New planting throughout the park to ensure continuity of tree cover and to increase the age diversity of trees and shrubs, improve the habitat value, encourage biodiversity and provide increased horticultural interest in the lower park.

A land drainage system is laid to the slopes above the lower park with the outfall to Skottowes Pond increasing the water inflow into the pond.

The existing bins and benches will be replaced with a selected house style. Memorial benches will be restored and a policy for future memorial furniture introduced. Additional furniture will be sited in specifically designed seating bays, along the path around the pond, and along the new footpaths.

News & Events

May 14, 2017
Category: News
Posted by: andrew

The next Friends of Lowndes Park working party will be on Sunday 10 December. We meet at 10am in the Archena Garden which is next to the Temperance Hall in Church Street.

Apr 17, 2014
Category: News
Posted by: andrew

The Friends have set up their own Facebook page. Please click here or go to www.facebook.com/groups/friendsoflowndespark You will need to sign in.

Apr 12, 2014
Category: News
Posted by: andrew
The Friends of Lowndes Park are quite often approached about who to contact to hire the Guide Hut. We suggest you call Kate Webber  on 01494 773359

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