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Human Nature Garden Project at Horsham Park.
The 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.

The 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.

Horsham 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 Spaces initiative.

For more information about Horsham in Bloom visit

Photographs showing preparation work for the Horsham benches and the working process for the Tall Story Chair workshop session have been documented by James Ramage as part of his photography degree project ‘a day in the life of’.more of his work can be seen at

Robert was commissioned to create 4 Oak benches for the garden, 3 straight ones with backrests and one curved.

The designs depicted Ginkgo, Echinacea, Lavender and Bamboo

Memorial bench for Anne Bellringer, Chair of Horsham in Bloom

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