Adur & Worthing Council

Highdown Gardens Bungalow Conversion and Associated Works

Found: 2019-12-02 10:25:43+00:00 | Finishes: 2019-12-06 00:00:00+00:00 | Description: 2269 characters

Title Highdown Gardens Bungalow Conversion and Associated Works
Organisation Adur & Worthing Council
Published Date 2019-12-02 10:25:43+00:00 (2019-12-02 10:25:43+00:00)
Close Date 2019-12-06 00:00:00+00:00 ( 2019-12-06 00:00:00+00:00 )
URL Contracts Finder Link
Location South East | BN11 1HA



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National Lottery Heritage Fund 65.0185
Highdown Gardens 63.954
Sir Frederick Stern 60.8687
community groups 60.2108
climate change 59.909
Highdown Gardens is a beautiful 8.5-acre historic garden on the South Downs. Perhaps the most important and rare chalk garden in the country, it supports a unique multi-genera plant collection of renowned horticultural significance. It was created by Sir Frederick Stern between 1909 and 1967, and has since been maintained as a free-entry public garden by Worthing Borough Council (WBC) for over 50 years. In summer 2019 WBC were successful in securing a National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) grant to save this horticultural heritage and engage existing and new visitors in different and exciting ways: o We will undertake a propagation programme to save the endangered National Plant Collection (threatened by climate change, disease, visitor behavior); existing glasshouses and cold frames will be upgraded to support this programme; o We will convert the old gardener's bungalow into a visitor engagement centre; o We will improve access by redesigning the entrance, providing an accessible pathway, extending opening hours and a delivering a wheelchair-accessible Sensory Garden; o We will develop new activities and resources to encourage a love and respect for this fragile environment; o We will partner with schools, colleges, community groups and mental health charities to support volunteering, social and well-being activities in the gardens.

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