Donisthorpe Memorial Gardens
Client: Donisthorpe Memorial Gardens
Donisthorpe is a former mining village located in the heart of the National Forest. Although its Memorial Gardens feature some listed gates, the space itself has fallen into a state of disuse and neglect following removal of all the play equipment 20 years ago. We worked closely with the group to produce a couple of options for a community consultation carried out in September 2021. The composite agreed masterplan was subsequently produced to form the basis for planning approval and funding applications. This incorporates a wide range of uses while still retaining the majority of the existing trees, augmented with the introduction of new species to provide resilience against climate change and tree diseases.