old putting green in Horsham Park is being transformed by ‘Horsham
in Bloom’ into a new garden for the local community and
will create a landscape connecting people and plants and their
importance to our daily lives.
Human Nature Garden Project will have both educational and recreational
functions, central to the design is a grassed amphitheatre around
which are placed a number of themed planting areas. This includes
an orchard featuring historic fruit varieties including some introduced
from the local area.
District Council is working in partnership with Horsham in Bloom
to create this new area, which has been awarded £100,000
Big Lottery Community Spaces funding. One of the key business
project partners is Novartis, a major employer in Horsham. It
was its support and initial funding which made the project viable.
The Human Nature Garden has been funded through the Community
Spaces programme. The Community Spaces grants programme is being
managed by Groundwork UK as an Award Partner to the Big Lottery
Fund. Community Spaces is part of the Big Lottery Fund's Changing
For more information about Horsham in Bloom visit www.horshaminbloom.org.uk