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Kings Gardens in Southport set to undergo huge improvements

25/10/2021

Kings Gardens in Southport is set to undergo a series of improvement works designed to restore and regenerate a number of the park’s key features.


The large scale maintenance programme, made possible via Sefton Council’s own Kings Garden’s contingency fund, will see the popular site undergo a series of restorative works, costing nearly £90,000.

Kings Gardens underwent a major £5.5 million transformation in 2012 and was formally reopened in 2016, having welcomed millions of visitors to its stunning Victorian inspired landscape in the years that followed.

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Now Sefton Council’s Tourism & Green Sefton teams are working together to begin a six month series of works to restore the Gardens after nearly five years of continuous use and enjoyment.

Works will include:

– Repainting and repairs to the Venetian Bridge, shelters & benches

– Improvements to the landscape areas including trees and shrub beds

– Repairs and repainting to bins and benches

– Lighting column repairs

– Play Area maintenance

– Tea Rooms and Arts & Craft building repairs

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Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing said:

“Kings Gardens is a beautiful gem in the crown of our Sefton Coastline and is visited all year round by hundreds of thousands of families and tourists.

“There are few finer places to be on a sunny day than Kings Gardens and playing host to so many people over the years has an unavoidable impact with wear and tear on the overall appearance of the park and this winter presents an opportune time to carry out a large scale maintenance programme.

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“After 18 months that have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely.

“Kings Gardens continues to be a hugely popular visitor attraction and its continued influx of tourists is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that make the green space a great place that everyone can enjoy.

“I can’t wait to see Kings Gardens in all its glory for the 2022 summer season.

“While still maintaining its beautiful Victorian roots, the Kings Gardens of the 21st century was revamped, becoming the largest single investment in parks by the Heritage Lottery Fund in the North West.

“The gardens were restored to their former glory, with Victorian shelters and the Venetian Bridge transformed and extensive landscaping along with a large children’s play area created but the time has come for a wide scale ‘top-up’ refurbishment.”

For more information on parks and greenspaces across Sefton, click here.

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