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ELAINE TAYLOR

MA Garden Design

CANVEY POCKET PARK

Making the Most of the Least

 

The site is a corner of Canvey Island facing the coast of the Thames. The site suffers from significant landscape poverty with little investment and poorly maintained structures. The site is an area of grass surrounded on two sides by a sea wall which separates people physically and visually from the sea . There are no plants or trees and nothing to attract people to want to stay or experience any meaningful biophilic aesthetic. The design aims to reverse this by creating a productive landscape that improves social connectivity, ecological quality and economic productivity. The reason for the sea wall being built, will be honoured by a planting plan which includes 59 trees to commemorate those who in the 1953 floods

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