Walled garden in Thorne is refurbished

An artist's impression of what the newly refurbished Walled Garden in the Memorial Park, Thorne will look like once completed.
An artist's impression of what the newly refurbished Walled Garden in the Memorial Park, Thorne will look like once completed.

Work to refurbish the walled garden in the memorial Park in Thorne is due to start on Friday, June 6.

The whole site is being remodelled with the removal of the existing raised beds and replacement with ornamental trees, grassed areas with spring bulbs, a new circular pathway, climbing plants to mask the rear wall and fence, and a number of seats. The existing wall will be reduced in height so that the area is visible from the rest of the Park, as pictured in the artists impression.

Chairman of Planning and Amenities Committee, Susan Durant, said “This has been a sadly neglected part of the Park, hidden from view. The approved scheme opens up the space, but provides a separate area suitable for quiet contemplation which complements the rest of the Park.”

Brambledown Landscapes have been appointed to carry out the work. The works will be completed in around 5 weeks.