Take a walk on the wild side at Edgerton Park’s new sensory garden

The hatching Iguanodon in place in the sensory garden

The hatching Iguanodon in place in the sensory garden

EGERTON Park’s new sensory garden has a cornucopia of unusual and exciting attractions set to delight visitors of all ages.

A dinosaur egg and a hatching baby Iguanodon are some of the things waiting to greet visitors who take a walk through the new sensory garden, Edgerton Park, Bexhill, as a sculpture project ends.

Chainsaw artist Dave Lucas drew inspiration for the sculptures from workshops with pupils at St Mary’s Special School and Glyne Gap Special Needs School. Youngsters suggested ideas for the sculptures reflecting the park’s flora and fauna, before creating their own miniature sculptures from modelling clay. Sculptures include an acoustic chair in the shape of a dinosaur egg, a hatching Iguanodon, a Damselfly and bracken full of mini beasts. Each sculpture has been installed with an information panel creating a fun and educational park and museum trail for children and adults to enjoy.

The creation and installation of the sculptures was part of the 21st Century Parks project partnership between Rother District Council and Oostende City Council, Belgium, who shared knowledge and experience in design and development of contemporary public open space to improve the attractiveness of seaside towns.

The project helped fund the new play-zone in Egerton Park and the sensory garden which is nearing completion.




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