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Shortlist of designs for Bernie Spain Gardens re-modelling and upgrade drawn up
Five landscape architects have been shortlisted in a design competition to upgrade Bernie Spain Gardens
Their brief included requirements to upgrade paths and lawns, introduce integrated irrigation, and create year-round horticultural interest with sensory planting that attracts wildlife. CCTV, lighting, seating and new facilities for maintenance staff and gardening training programmes were also included. Over 250 people were involved and over 700 comments gathered. The survey results can be found here on the Coin Street Community Builders' website.
Shortlisted competition entrants attended a briefing session with soil and security specialists and cost consultants. The practices will present their proposals at a public meeting on 15 March followed by an open exhibition on 16 and 17 March where users of the gardens and others will be able to feedback their views. The panel will hold final interviews and select a winner in April.