Gloucestershire

Gloucester sculptures made for Hillfield Garden revamp

A new sculpture in Hillfield Gardens, Gloucester
Image caption Lottery funding is being used to revamp two areas of Hillfield Gardens
A new sculpture in Hillfield Gardens, Gloucester
Image caption Plans included two sculptures designed by local high school students
A new sculpture in Hillfield Gardens, Gloucester
Image caption The artwork has been lifted into place ahead of a formal opening in June
Hillfield Gardens, Gloucester
Image caption The park was once a private garden and includes historic monuments
A new sculpture in Hillfield Gardens, Gloucester
Image caption The sculptures feature in a sensory garden and woodland walk
A new sculpture in Hillfield Gardens, Gloucester
Image caption The revamped areas have replaced a derelict rose garden and plant nursery

Two large sculptures have been installed for a £50,000 transformation of a public gardens in Gloucester.

Year nine students from the nearby High School for Girls designed the wooden pieces for Hillfield Gardens.

Two areas of the park have been revamped into a new sensory garden and a woodland walk using the Community Spaces lottery funding.

The money was awarded to the Friends of Hillfield Gardens which has worked with the city council on the plans.

Dating back to 1867, Hillfield Gardens was once a private garden but is now public land which includes several historic monuments and listed buildings.

The gardens' revamp will be finished before they are given an official opening on 16 June.

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