See The Plans For Bournemouth Gardens

16 July 2010, 12:35 | Updated: 20 July 2010, 14:17

We can now get a sneak peak at what Bournemouth's lower gardens could look like if a £2.5million Heritage Lottery bid is successful.

Draft proposals have been unveiled today (July 16th) to give us a chance to comment on ideas like a new arts and events space, improved seating and lighting and the restoration of the pavilion rockery water cascade.

These were the area's identified by the public as needing attention in a recent visitor survey questionnaire.

If the new plans get the go ahead, work could start in 2012.

Councillor Anne Filer, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, said:

"Bournemouth Gardens are amongst our finest attractions, with the Bourne Stream giving our town its name. The restoration scheme will ensure that we enhance and preserve this historic open space for local people, visitors and future generations. I would urge residents to come along to the consultation sessions, see the proposals and give us your views."

You can check out the plans for yourself by heading down to the Lower Gardens over the weekend. A Gazebo has been set up near the bandstand/Bourne Stream until Monday 19th July for viewing between 12.30pm and 3pm until Monday 19th July.