TGP provided lead consultancy and landscape design services for all stages of this £1.9 million project funded through the HLF’s Parks for People Programme.
Pannett Park is the main public park for the historic seaside town of Whitby. The land that now forms Pannett Park was bequeathed to the people of Whitby in 1920 by Robert Elliott Pannett. The 3 ha park and Art Gallery were opened in 1928 and since then the park’s layout and content has remained relatively constant with little dramatic change. The park closely reflects the transition from Arts and Craft design to Modernism.
The park has an extremely active Friends Group, a fine example of a community taking real ownership of their park and environment.
Key elements of the project included conservation of original features including Lily Pond and terraces, improving access for all, raising the horticultural quality and providing new spaces – schools gardens, outdoor classroom, ‘Jurassic’ Garden and memorial garden.
‘My life has been changed forever by the restoration of Pannett Park. There aren’t words enough to expressive my gratitude for TGP’s huge, expert, considered yet humorous contribution to the project. Many, many thanks.’ Gill Wood, Friend of Pannett Park.