CALNE - CASTLEFIELDS CANAL & RIVER PARK ASSOCIATION (CARP)

 
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CASTLE HOUSE GARDEN PROJECT

 

 

 

 

Castle House Garden, was a much underused area of open parkland, within Castlefields Park, close to the centre of Calne

On November 26th 2007 CARP was awarded a grant of £68,600 towards the restoration of Castle House Gardens by the National lottery 'Big Lottery Fund'.

Castle House Garden, also known as the Castle Mound, is located in the park, up the sloping path.

With the help of the National lottery 'Big Lottery Fund', CARP has upgraded much of this area restoring the garden to it's former glory and making it a place where people from the local community and those working in the town can go for a leisurely break.

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Castle Park Gardens before commencement of restoration
 
The gardens, before restoration, from the canal


A number of original trees and shrubs have been retained while the remaining area has been cleared and landscaped.
Some trees surrounding the gardens have also been thinned out to provide views of the town and surrounding countryside.
With the provision of perimeter fencing, upgrading of the paths and inclusion of picnic tables and seating, it is hoped that as well as becoming a venue for occasional events, Castle House Garden would become a safer environment where the local community would feel happy to spend some of their leisure time.

 

 
Castle Park Gardens after restoration
 

View of Chaveywell Bridge from Castle Park Garden, after restoration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated 29/10/2009