Bournemouth's Westover Gardens is staging a comeback and I'm getting involved !

You can't deny that Bournemouth is a beautiful place to visit with it's golden sandy beaches, fresh sea air and wealth of places to explore.

There is also no denying that, like many other places, Bournemouth's town centre has struggled in recent times with lack of investment. Luckily that is changing with recent high-profile developments including the new Hilton hotel and BH2 entertainment complex, both making their mark on the Bournemouth skyline:

Across the gardens from these large-scale developments another regeneration project is gathering its own creative momentum. The owners of Picnic Park Deli, which opened last summer, have plans to revitalise the area adjacent to Westover Road into a “hub of creativity”. It forms part of the council’s Lower Gardens ‘masterplan’ to revamp the aviary and surrounding Pine Walk area.
The newly opened Picnic Park Deli in Westover Gardens

Aimed at both art and animal lovers Westover Gardens hosts one of the country's longest running open-air art exhibitions. Pine Walk has been a regular fixture in the gardens for almost 60 years but, along with the large tropical bird aviary, it has seen better days.

A new aviary is promised and the owners of Picnic Park Deli have big plans to turn the existing Pine Walk into a creative destination for visitors and locals alike.

The first step is to inject colour and interest into the area by introducing large-scale artworks, live music and street performances to attract attention to the scheme. I'm excited to say that my style of work has caught the attention of the team and I'm busy pulling together a series of images to be used during this initial phase - watch this space !
Views of The Pavilion and the seafront from Westover Gardens

The imposing Pinewalk Bandstand in the Lower Gardens

The unmistakable architecture of Westover Road


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