Have your say in new identity for South Cliff Gardens in Scarborough

The project team working on the Saving South Cliff Gardens project in Scarborough is asking the local community to help choose a new identity for the gardens.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Monday, 4th May 2020, 11:02 am
Updated Monday, 4th May 2020, 12:12 pm

The team has developed branding concepts including logo, website and colour palette options that aim to reflect both the heritage and future of the gardens.

Views are being sought on six logo options via an online survey, which is available at scarborough.gov.uk/consultation up to and including Thursday (May 7).

Scott Matthews, principal landscape architect for Southern Green, who is part of the project team, said: “One of the really distinctive aspects of the gardens is how their design and character have developed over time.

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One of the gardens in South Cliff. Picture: JPI Media/ Tony Johnson

“It is important that this is reflected in the restoration proposals and new identity.

“I encourage the local community to give their views on the concepts so they can play an important part in shaping the future identity of the much-loved gardens.”

The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund awarded Scarborough Borough Council a grant of £4,665,700 towards the cost of the project to restore and improve the South Cliff Gardens for current and future generations.

The gardens include 14 timber and concrete shelters, perhaps the largest number of historic shelters in any public garden in the country and feature 19th Century Egyptian gates, Italian steps designed by Joseph Paxton, iconic Italian gardens, the first funicular railway in the country, Holbeck Clock Tower, the world’s first chalets, rose garden and the popular Clock Café.

The six logo options.

The project was due to start construction work on-site in August this summer, there now may be a delay to this due to Covid-19 pandemic.

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