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April 25, 2018

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Yorkshire horticulturist sees life’s work immortalised -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Civils Expo returns to Birmingham this October -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sensory tours of the famous rose garden -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Final four young landscapers selected for Young Landscapers Award -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Plant power, pollination and urban innovation at Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hunts Engineering celebrating double milestone -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Outdoor Creations celebrates 10th Anniversary -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Brewin Dolphin Installation takes visitors back in time at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hard Landscaping features on Trailfinders South African Wine Estate Garden -

Monday, April 23, 2018

New Lifestyle Gardens revealed for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Monday, April 23, 2018

National Children’s Gardening Week -

Monday, April 23, 2018

BALI announces GDPR Awareness Day for members -

Monday, April 23, 2018

GreenBlue Urban announce new Tree Grille -

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Harrowden Turf

New archway unveiled at The Level in Brighton & Hove

A stunning new archway has been unveiled at The Level. The new pedestrian archway, known as The Happenstance, welcomes visitors entering at the southern entrance of The Level Park at St Peter’s Place. The sculpture has been designed by a team of artists and architects from local creative architectural practice Alter & Company, winners of a national arts competition to develop a pedestrian archway.

The sculpture has been funded from section 106 contributions from Zise Two Ltd, developer of the new Kings Education International School in Ditchling Road.

The Happenstance (which means a chance meeting or event) is made from mirrored stainless steel and reflects its surroundings and the people passing by.

But look more closely and you’ll see names and faces of historical figures that have importance to The Level and Brighton and Hove emerging from the metal perforations. The images were chosen following widespread consultation with park users.

The history of The Level goes back as far as the 1700s, when it was open grassland set within an agricultural landscape.

Since then its use has been continuous and varied— it has served as a cricket ground for the Prince of Wales, a venue for livestock fairs, a pony racing course, and a place to celebrate events such as the overthrow of Napoleon Bonaparte and the coronation of both George IV and Queen Victoria. For a short time from 1944 it even served as a base for the Royal Engineers regiment of the British army.

This new archway reflects this history and marks a new chapter in the Level’s story.

Grant Shepherd, Architect of Alter & Company said: “Our aim was to embed the vast amount of history and memories collected of The Level over the past 300 years into a beautiful piece of interactive art.

“The characteristic Elm trees that surround the park and the entrance provide shade and an intimate dappled atmosphere which is reflected in our design.”

Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee said: “This stunning new sculpture is an exciting addition to one of the city’s most popular parks. I’m sure it will be enjoyed by the hundreds of people who pass though the Level every day, both now and well into the future.”

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