CEC Landscape is celebrating being chosen as Cornwall Council’s landscape consultant to detail and oversee the restoration of Gyllyngdune Gardens in Falmouth.
The picturesque public gardens, adjoining the Princess Pavilions, overlook both the Fal estuary and the Falmouth seafront and have recently been the recipient of significant Heritage Lottery Fund capital investment to restore their historic setting.
Birgit Hontzsch, CEC senior landscape architect said: “We are extremely pleased to have won this exciting project and are looking forward to delivering a sensitive restoration scheme, that will conserve an important piece of Falmouth’s landscape history whilst also creating a vibrant open space for local people and visitors alike.”
Julian German, Cornwall Council cabinet member for the Environment, said: “It’s great to see that this exciting project in such a beautiful location will soon be under way. We have ambitious plans for the restoration of this unique space and we are sure that CEC will do a great job.”
CEC Landscape will work with Cornwall Council, Carrick Leisure Services, Long and Kentish Architects and other members of the project team to finalise the detailed design, prepare tender and contract documents and supervise the implementation of the hard and soft landscape works on site. The contract has already begun with the main phase of works scheduled to commence in autumn 2010, and completion planned for the grand opening of the restored gardens in 2011.
The landscape restoration proposals include new outdoor terraces for the café and bar, a new play area incorporating Morgawr the sea dragon of Falmouth Bay, rebuilding the original greenhouse, a new fountain garden, restoring the old rose walk to the lower garden and Shell Grottos in the Quarry and re-opening the tunnel to Cliff Road.