Despite recent fire damage and prolonged building works to the adjacent chapel, the Garden of Tranquillity is now complete and blooming.
Northumberland County Council identified potential for the garden for use by the bereaved, before and after funerals and on returning to pay respects to departed relatives. The paving layout represents rays of sunshine, instilling a sense of hope set within carefully designed plant palette for different areas of the garden, combining both lush and vibrant colours and textures with softer and calmer shades all set against the backdrop of a yew hedge.
Bespoke hardwood street furniture including pergolas, three seats and bins combined with stone flagging and golden coloured resin bound surfacing combine to provide a high quality space for peace and quiet reflection. Poetry panels have been incorporated, stimulating thoughts and offering comfort to visitors. The verses were composed by County Durham poet Christopher Short. To read each of the verses and for further information about the project click here
The garden will be officially opened and blessed in October.