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Work starts on Northumberlandia Country Park upgrade

The park, which has as its centrepiece a human landform sculpture of a reclining woman, designed by artist Charles Jencks, is improving its visitor entrance. It is managed by the Land Trust and Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

Matthew Fitch, Northumberland Wildlife Trust site manager, said: “This grant has given us an excellent opportunity to improve the main entrance and car parking facilities at Northumberlandia. The works will provide a more clearly-defined, enhanced entrance for visitors and additional car parking space for busy days and events. We are extremely grateful for the support from the Banks Community Fund in making these improvements possible.”

Nearly 90,000 visitors a year currently visit the 19-hectare community park, which last year took the Best parks partnership – third sector award in the Horticulture Week Custodian Awards.

The attraction was also voted Northumberland Tourism’s Best Family Day Out in a recent public poll.

There is still time to enter this year’s Custodian Awards, which celebrate excellence in parks, gardens, grounds and tree management. Visit the awards website for more information

This post was written by: HortWeek