Bognor Regis Sunken Gardens receives council progress visit
Councillors from Arun District Council made a progress visit to Bognor Regis Sunken Gardens to see how works are advancing.
Blakedown Landscapes, the appointed contractor, is said to have completed works to the southern entrance and new ramped footpaths, reconstruction of the stone walls, grading soil to adjacent shrub beds and removal of vegetation, which will aid accessibility and open up the views.
Improvements are now focused on the play area renovations where existing play equipment, such as the swings and climbing equipment, will be refurbished and new play elements added. Further upgrades will see new paving and brightly coloured safety surfacing, replacement seating, a new boundary fence and gates.
“Sustainable and sensitive” landscape design by landscape architects LUC is said to have been a “key element”, with the enhancement of the site’s biodiversity through planting choice and the re-use and recycling of existing site materials.
Councillor David Edwards, chair of the Environment Committee, said, “We’re delighted to be moving this project forward as it will make this popular space a lot more vibrant, and really open it up so that visitors can really appreciate how attractive the Sunken Gardens are. The consultation showed public support for the design, so I’m really pleased that we now have the budget we need to deliver everything the public wanted to see.”