Physical Park Improvements

General Physical Improvements

  • Boundary/Entrance Improvements
  • New and Improved Signage
  • Parkland Path Improvements (New and Existing)
  • Installation of more Bins and Benches
  • Car Park & Vehicle Access Management
  • Woodland Management and Tree Planting
  • Meadowland Habitat Management and Creation
  • Drainage of Parkland Area (currently affected by waterlogging in parts)
  • Considering Artwork installations (e.g. sculptures around park)
  • Development of Potting Sheds to bring them back into active use
  • Improving access into the Gardens
  • Access management into Golf Course (Signage, etc.)
  • Improvements to the formal gardens
  • Works on Land north of Roby Road (remnant piece of Bowring Park)
Main Carriageway Path from Eastern Entrance

Main Carriageway Path from Eastern Entrance

Main Carriageway Path from the Western Entrance

Main Carriageway Path from the Western Entrance

Central Walled Garden Path with Former Sundial

Central Walled Garden Path with Former Sundial

We also want to specifically focus on the Community and Visitor Centre, including the following improvements: –

  • Interpretative Area/Resources
  • Toilets
  • Kitchen/Serving Kiosk
  • Indoor Refreshments Area
  • Multi-Use Space to support Indoor and Outdoor events
  • Meeting Space
  • Office Space
  • Storage Space
  • Outdoor Courtyard for outdoor refreshments, as well as events/activities
  • Provision of disability access standards
  • Energy efficiency, waste minimisation and low carbon emission measures
Bowring Park Visitor & Community Centre

Bowring Park Visitor & Community Centre

Main Space within Visitor & Community Centre

Main Space within Visitor & Community Centre

Conserving Bowring Park’s Physical Heritage

  • Restoration of former Coach House Building (Visitor & Community Centre)
  • Restoration of façade of former Stables Block Building (Golf Shop & Clubhouse)
  • Restoration of the Garden Walls
  • Re-instatement of Original Garden Designs/Features
  • Restoration of the Dell (Sunken Garden)
  • Restoration of the Terrace Garden
  • Restoration of the Ha Ha
  • Restoration of Views from Formal Gardens (Golf Course)
  • Restoration of Views at front of Park
  • Mapping of Roby Hall Foundations (inc. eastern former Stable Block)
  • Excavation of Roby Lodge Gatehouse Foundations
  • Restoration of Remnant Boundary Walling and Entrance Pillars
  • Safeguarding heritage features on former estate/parkland north of Roby Road
Bowring Park Walled Garden

Bowring Park Walled Garden

Steps within Historic Gardens

Steps within Historic Gardens

Cavity Wall once supporting lean-to Glasshouses

Cavity Wall once supporting lean-to Glasshouses

Terrace Lawn

Terrace Lawn with Ha Ha (hidden by hedging)

 

 

A: OVERALL VISION/MASTERPLAN

 

B: PARK LANDSCAPE PROPOSALS

 

C: BUILDING PLANS (STABLES)

 

D: BUILDING PLANS (COACH HOUSE)

 

E: PARK ACTIVITY PLANS

 

F: HERITAGE FINDINGS