Antrobus Street Gardens
Aim: To open up the gardens from the car park, improve their appearance as a vital “green space” within the town centre to include possible artwork/sculpture and adult exercise area.
Antrobus Street Gardens has had a complete makeover with the area benefiting from new hard and soft landscaping. This has resulted in improved access to the gardens and adjacent Readesmoor Medical Centre from the Public car park. The area is proving to be very popular with a noticeable increase in usage as a place to sit and relax and a more convenient way to access the Medical Centre.
The garden was designed and project managed by Ansa Environmental in consultation with partners Congleton Partnership and Congleton in Bloom. It has a health theme with benefits including 2 pieces of outdoor gym equipment and edible plants including fruit trees and bushes planted amongst the ornamentals. An apple core sculpture/ resting seat and a wooden arch carved from oak with fruit carvings are features of the garden. The apex of the arch mirrors that of the Church roof behind it.
The project costing in the region of £45,000 was jointly funded through 106 contributions with additional funds coming from Congleton Partnership and Readesmoor Medical Centre.