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Calverley Ground is a park in Tunbridge Wells in the county of Kent. Tunbridge Wells is between London and the South East coast of England, making it a prime commuting hub. The area is popular due to it’s transport links and rural setting. Calverley Grounds is in the centre of the town of Tunbridge Wells close to the train station and the shopping centre. This gives it alot of potential as a key feature in the town centre. There are many opportunities at Calverley Grounds to make developments to the park and to enhance it’s contribution to the area. Despite it’s central location the park is relatively disused. This document explains the development of improvements which could make it an integrated part of central Tunbridge Wells and to the benefit of local people.


Brief

Vision A biodiversity discovery park

There are no activities for children in the park

The vision is to make the park more adventurous by creating habitats

There is a lack of biodiversity and flora in the park

for wildlife and walking trails to guide visitors throught the park

The Acer and rock area could be developed and expanded

and educate them about habitats, nature and ecology.

It is inaccessible for the elderly

It should provide a varied experience for regular dog walkers

There will be information about Decimus Burton inside a temperate

There needs to be family areas in Tunbridge Wells

house like the one he designed at Kew. The glass house will have

The park is very open plan meaning there is not

much chance of exploration.

Create a better connection to Tunbridge Wells

flora from different climates and temperate zones The rock garden will be expanded into an insect garden. This will be a haven for wildlife. There will be areas for children to interacting with nature or play in trees. There will be a boardwalk across reed bed wetlands, a habitat for birds. This will create interest for visiting families and marsh with aquatic planting. There will also be a habitat for insects (bees, ladybirds, birds, stag beetle) with information about these habitats. There will be the creation of more woodland in the park incorporating a woodland trail for families and dog walkers to enjoy. A woodland

An insect box where various materials are layered for insects to hibernate in winter

discovery playground for children with boulders, bamboo and large grassland mounds to run around.


This drawing shows how I began to design how the park could look. I explored how the woodland could be expanded. The views could be opened up and used for seating and contemplation.


A sketch design of a restaurant with pergola and raised railway sleeper flower beds


KEY NATIVE WOODLAND WITH MIXED SHRUB UNDERPLANTING

WETLANDS WITH REED BED AND BOARDWALK

FRUIT ORCHARD IN A GRID

HEATHLAND

COPPICED WOODLAND

INSECT GARDEN INSEC

UNIMPROVED GRASSLAND

ACCESS POINTS TO THE PARK

SEATING IN THE NORTH WHERE THERE ARE THE BEST VIEWS OVER THE PARK

RESTAURANT WITH TERRACE VIEWS OVERLOOKING THE PARK TRADITIONAL ORCHARD OF FRUIT TREES UNDERPLANTED WITH SHRUBS AND HERBS TO ENCOURAGE POLLINATION FROM BEES. A PRIORITY SPECIES WHICH WILL BE A HABITAT FOR FUNGI, LICHENS AND VERTEBRATES.

INSECT FRIENDLY GARDEN FLOWERS AND SHRUBS WHICH ARE RICH IN NECTAR AND SEED SUCH AS KNAPWEEDS, SUNFLOWERS AND CRANESBILLS. AREAS OF NETTLES AND PINK FLOWERS TO ATTRACT INSECTS DWARF SHRUBS A HABITAT FOR LIZARDS Daphne mezereum, Forsythia viridissima, Sorbus reducta and Erica cinerea

NATIVE WOODLAND LOWLAND MIXED BROADLEAF WOOD QUERCUS ROBUS, FAGUS SYLVATICA AND ULMUS AMERICANA

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HEATHLAND SCATTERED GORSE, HEATHER, GRASSLAND, SCRUB AND SOME TREES A HABITAT FOR BIRDS SUCH AS THE DARTFORD WARBLER AND STONECHAT. ALSO INVERTERBRATES LIKE SAND LIZARDS

WETLAND OF REED BEDS AND BOARDWALK COMMON REED - PHRAGMITES AUSTRALIS IS A HABITAT FOR BIRDS SUCH AS REED WABLER, BEARDED READLING AND MARSH HARRIERS

COPPICED WOODLAND NATURE TRAIL TREES ARE CUT BACK TO ALLOW MORE LIGHT INTO THE WOODLAND FOR WILD FLOWERS TO GROW AND CREATE A HABITAT FOR BIRDS AND INSECTS

PLAY AREA GRASS MOUNDS, BAMBOO AND BOLLARDS FOR CHILDREN TO CLIMB ON AND RUN AROUND

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTRE A MEETING POINT EXPLAINING THE HABITATS WITHIN THE PARK 0

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Masterplan at 1:500 scale of Calverley Grounds in Tunbridge Wells using AutoCAD, scanned in drawings and Photoshop. The concept was a Biodiversity Discovery Park which would create interest to the town by introducing habitats such as a wetlands, woodland, orchard and insect garden. The park originally had a quarry so the difficulty was the steep contours of the park. There is a 30m change in height from the West to the North.


A plan at 1:200 Scale using AutoCAD. This was to resolve this area which has a restaurant with outdoor seating, a play area and an environmental education centre in the South. The park uses permiable paving and sustainable materials. The play area was for children to interact with natural elements with large grass mounds inspired by Charles Jencks.


Hardworks for the 1:200 Area. Oak decking for the terrace seating next to a large retaining wall and ramp for the change in height.


Planting Plan for 1:200 area. Woodland has mixed native 7 no. PRUNUS DOMESTICA ‘Victoria’

HERB AND WILD FLOWER UNDER FRUIT TREES TO INCOURAGE POLLINATION FROM BEES 7 no. PYRUS COMMUNIS

7 no. PRUNUS AVIUM ‘Lapins Cherokee’

7 no. MALUS DOMESTICA ‘Braeburn’

19 no. PHYLLOSTACHYS AUREA

3 no. SORBUS COMMIXTA MULTISTEMMED

WISTERIA SINENSIS TO GROW OVER PERGOLA 3 NEUTRAL GRASSLAND STEPS

NATIVE WOODLAND 6 No. UERCUS ROBUR 20% 12 No. FAGUS SYLVATICA 30% 18 No. ULMUS AMERICANA 50% UNDERSTOREY 5 No. ILEX AQUIFOLIUM 5 No. CORYLUS AVELLANA

RAISED FLOWER BEDS 80 no. TULIPA ‘QUEEN OF THE NIGHT’ 2 no. PHYLLOSTACHYS VIVAX

10 no. PHYLLOSTACHYS AUREA 10 no. THUJA PLICATA

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2 no. PICEA ORIENTALIS MULTISTEMMED

7 no. CLEMATIS MONTANA COPPICED TREE 7 no. SAMBUCUS NIGRA

16 no. CORYLUS AVELLANA HEDGE 6 no. PHYLLOSTACHYS VIVAX

7 no. CARPINUS BETULUS CONIFER

BAMBOO 20 no. CRATAGEUS MONOGYNA

30 no. LARIX DECIDUA 2 no. FRAXINUS EXCELSIOR

5 no. CARPINUS BETULUS

11 no. CORYLUS AVELLANA

Planting Plan Scale 1:200 at A1 Lili Sutton


Drainage Plan at 1:200


Lighting Plan showing the design of the night trail at 1:200


Sections A and B at 1:100 Scale to show changes in Level


Sections C and D at 1:100 Scale to show changes in Level


Photoshop Images of a Model of the park. The model helps to show distance, perspective and size STEPS FROM THE COPPICED WOODLAND LEADING UP TO THE PLAY AREA WITH A HEDGEROW SURROUNDING IT

ORCHARD TREES CAN BE SEEN IN THE PACKGROUND

WIDE MAIN PATH CUTS STRAIGHT THROUGH THE PARK DIRECTING VISITORS TO THE MAIN AREAS AND BUILDINGS

VIEW LOOKING DOWN TO LOWER AREA WHERE THERE IS A PLAY AREA AND RAMP UP TO THE RESTAURANT

VIEW LOOKING SOUTH FROM A LARGE TERRACE ABOVE CREATES A FEELING OF OPENESS AND SPACE

VIEW LOOKING SOUTH SHOWING TREES SHADOWING THE PLAY AREA

Biodiversity Discovery Park At Calverley Grounds Precedent Images Lili Sutton


Sequential Sketches of the Biodiversity discovery park using Sketchup and Photoshop SEATING FOR EATING, SOCIALISING AND AS A MEETING POINT OUTSIDE THE CAFE ON OAK SEASONED DECKING TO BRING A PLACE OF RELAXATION AND ENJOYMENT TO THE PARK PERENNIAL PLANTING ON RAILWAY SLEEPER RAISED BEDS WITH ATTRACTIVE COLOUR AND SCENT

RESTAURANT IS MADE FROM VARNISHED HARDWOOD CLADDING FOR A NATURAL, NATURE FRIENDLY LOOK ENTRANCE TO THE RESTERAUNT IS SOUTH FACING MAKING THE MOST OF THE SUNLIGHT

CONCRETE EPS LEADING UP TO THE PLAY AREA FROM THE WETLANDS. COPPICED WOODLAND PATH IS NATURE FRIENDLY WOODCHIP COPPICED WOODLAND CREATES A WOODLAND TRAIL WITH WILDLFLOWERS. NFORMATION BOARDS ALONG THE WALK DETAIL HABITATS WHICH LIVE IN THE COPPICE

THE RETAINING WALL AND THE RESTAURANT TERRACE LEVEL PROVIDES A VIEW ACROSS THE PARK AND IS SOUTH FACING TO MAXIMISE IT’S LIGHT AND WARMTH

NEUTRAL GRASSLAND AND HAWTHORN HEDGE TO ATTRACT BIRDS AND OTHER WILDLIFE WHICH CAN SHELTER IN THE HEDGE

PLAY AREA IS SURROUNDED BY HAWTHORN HEDGES CREATING A BOUNDARY WHICH IS GOOD FOR BIRDS AND INSECTS

RAMP FROM THE PLAY AREA TO THE RESTAURANT WHICH LEVELS SOME OF THE STEEP CONTOURS IN THE PARK MAKING IT MORE ACCESSIBLE

PARTHENOCISSUS GROWING ACROSS A RETAINING LIVING WALL MADE FROM CONCRETE CLAD WITH QUARTZITE

ORCHARD TREES IN A GRID WITH A MEADOW WHICH MAKE A HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE. THE PATH DOES NOT CROSS INTO THE ORCHARD SO HABITATS ARE NOT DISTURBED BUT ARE STILL VISABLE

THE RAMP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THE PARK FOR BUGGIES AND WHEELCHAIRS PLAY AREA FOR CHILDREN TO RUN AROUND LARGE GRASS MOUNDS, BAMBOO AND BOULDERS FOR A CLIMBING, HIDING AND RUNNING ON

SHELTERED SEATING FOR PARENTS WATCHING OVER THEIR CHILDREN TO REST

LAVINDER ON THE CORNER OF THE STEPS PROVIDING SCENT AS PEOPLE PASS LARGE STEPS MADE FROM EXPOSED AGGREGATE WITH AREAS OF GRASSLAND TO SIT ON

CLEMATIS MONATANA GROWING ACROSS THE RETAINING WALL MAKING IT MORE INTERESTING AND COLOURFUL IN THE SUMMER

Biodiversity Discovery Park At Calverley Grounds

Sequential Sketches Lili Sutton


Precedent Images Insect garden

Biodiversity Community

Orchard

Habitats

Ecology Wetland

Woodland

Restaurant

Education Sustainable

Biodiversity Discovery Park At Calverley Grounds Precedent Images Lili Sutton


A page from my sketchbook selecting plants for a Bee Garden


Hardworks at 1:50 for a ramp in the park which leads to an oak decking terrace and exposed aggregate steps. There are raised beds next to the ramp at a height that people in wheelchairs can see at eye level. PERGOLA

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SOLAR POST LIGHTS IN WOOD AND STAINLESS STEEL

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STAINLESS STEEL SOLAR STEP LIGHTS TO HIGHLIGHT THE MAIN PATH

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RED WICKER CHAIRS WITH RED PAINTED OAK TABLES

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Biodiversity Discovery Park At Calverley Grounds

LIVING WALL HAS CLIMBERS ON BOTH SIDES GROWING UP STAINLESS STEEL WIRE TRELLIS IN SQUARES

Terrace

RETAINING WALL + TOR 108.55

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Construction Details for Steps, Decking and Concrete Paving

AGGREGATE STEPS SUB-BASE

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EXPOSED AGGREGATE STEPS DRAWING NO. 1 SCALE 1:10

SEASONED OAK CONCRETE 40x40mm BATONS DECKING 6mm APART C25/C30 400mm cs 50mm 40mm

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DECKING SECTION DRAWING NO, 2 SCALE 1:10

CONCRETE PAVING DRAWING NO. 3 SCALE 1:10

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS DO NOT SCALE FROM THIS DRAWING DRAWING SHEET: LS 501 LILI SUTTON


A rendered 1:50 Bee garden Plan. Planting for scent and colour to attract bee’s. Hexagon shaped benches to immitate the bee hive shape and sandstone paving for it’s honey colour. This is a place to sit and view nature. KEY

UNIMPROVED GRASSLAND IS CUT ONCE A YEAR ALLOWING WILDFLOWERS AND HERBS TO GROW

PRUNUS PADUS TREES PROVIDE BERRIES FOR BIRDS AND FLOWERS TO BE POLLINATED BY BEES

MAINLY PINK FLOWERS SUCH AS SALVIA, CISTUS AND DIGITALIS TO ATTRACT BEES

HEXAGON SHAPED BENCHES WITH VIEWS ACROSS THE MIXED BOARDERS

NATIVE WOODLAND TREES AS A HABITAT FOR INSECTS AND BIRDS AND TO PROVIDE SHELTER

ORCHARD TREES WILL BE POLLUNATED BY BEES ATTRACTED TO THE FLOWERS AND HERBS IN THE GARDEN

SPRING AND SUMMER FLOWERING SHRUBS TO ATTRACT BEES AND PROVIDE COLOUR IN THE SECLUDED GARDEN UNIMPROVED GRASSLAND CUT ONCE IN THE SUMMER TO ATTRACT WILDLIFE

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NATIVE MIXED WOODLAND TREES PROVIDING SHELTER FOR INSECTS VIEW FROM BENCHES OF MEADOW, GRASSES AND CLIMBERS ON A TRELLIS MIXED BOARDER IN CIRCULAR DRIFTS FOR A SECLUDED GARDEN

4 No. Ligustrum ovalifolium

25 Salvia x superba

INSECT HOTELS UNDER WOODLAND AS SHELTER FOR INSECTS

ROUND SHAPED UNIMPROVED GRASSLAND WITH CURVED GRASSES SURROUNDING TO PROVIDE A GOOD VIEW ACROSS FROM THE BENCHES

20 No. Anethum graveolens

WILLOW TRELLIS WITH HONEYSUCKLE GROWING ACROSS IT TO CREATE AN INCLOSED FEELING IN THE GARDEN

OAK HEXAGON SHAPED TABLE BENCHES SCATTERED ROSA CANINA SHRUBS A MIX OF HERBS, FLOWERS AND SRUBS WHICH ATTRACT BEES FOR THEIR SENT AND COLOUR

12 No. Digitalis purpurea

PURPLE LAVINDER PROVIDES SCENT TO ATTRACT BEES

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Bee Garden Rendered Plan 1: 50 @ A1

ACCESS FROM THE MAIN PATH FROM HEXAGON SHAPED SANDSTONE PAVING LEADING TO THE GARDEN. HEXAGON SHAPES ARE USED TO STRENGTHEN THE BEE GARDEN THEME

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A perspective view of the Bee Garden using Sketchup

To create my work I use AutoCAD 2011 to draw the softworks and hardworks plans. I render using Acrylic paints scanned into Photoshop and edited. I make my perspective views by importing an AutoCAD file into Sketchup so that the perspective is to scale.


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