Beach House Park, Worthing
February 2015; a living Willow Dome was planted as part of a new community project 'Bugcycle' organised by Creative Waves. The project continues and has involved community groups, schools, students and volunteers, who have attended free workshops to create unusual planters, seating and artwork using recycled materials.
The previously disused area has been transformed into a creative, educational, sensory garden. The new habitat includes; a pond, wildflowers, vegetables, trees, herbs, attracting local wildlife and a bug hotel for the insects!
Scroll down to see how we created the garden
2021: Improving the garden
Read our evaluation report to see how we transformed the garden.
HUGE THANKS to all the volunteers and Park Rangers who helped re-landscape the garden in 2021, their generosity and skills assisted in transforming the space to create: a community vegetable patch, a rockery, stumpery, willow archway, wildlife pond and a mini library. Improved access, seating & planters and new flower beds.
BugCycle's refurbishment was made possible with Pocket Parks' funding scheme which provides support to community-led bodies working in partnership with their local authority. Local parks and green spaces provide a wealth of opportunities for people to: get closer to nature, enhance their wellbeing, meet up with friends, play, walk the dog, take physical exercise; which are vital in addressing issues such as rising health costs, loneliness and division within local communities.