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Waterwise Sculpture Garden

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Location

Street:West Parade
Town:Worthing
Parish:Worthing
Council:Adur District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:BN13
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Object setting:Garden
Access is:Public
Location note:On the beach, opposite Anscombe Road
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:170
Grid reference:D4
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.

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Makers

Company/Group :Adur & Worthing Services
     Role:Builder
Name : John Marder
     Role:Designer
Name : Tom Leach
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: Worthing Borough Council and Southern Water
Construction period:2006
Installation date:2006
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Worthing Borough Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A shingle garden with variable sized wooden posts carved from old groynes. On the western side is a single carved sculpture from similar wood. The shingle has inset planks of old wooden groynes forming loose paths. At various points there are carved wooden information boards about the project and the plants. The whole garden is planted with species that require little water to survive.

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Composite
Object type1:Sculpture
Object type2:Landscape
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Main sculpture
     Material:Old wooden groyne
     Height (cm):160
     Width (cm):130
     Depth (cm):90

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Corrosion, deterioration
     More details:All wooden structures are generally weather-worn.
Date of on-site inspection:26/08/2008

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History

History:The designer, John Marder, is a freelance horticulturist and garden designer. He also lectures at Chichester College. He was assisted in the design work by the Parks & Engineering Sections of Worthing Borough Council. The garden was built with the help of students from Oak Grove College; Elm Grove First School; West Park First & Middle Schools; Our Lady of Sion School, Worthing. The project cost £50,000.

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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