Project name: Calderstones Park
Client: Liverpool City Council
Artists: Anna Douglas / Janet Hodgson
Landscape Projects collaborated with Anna Douglas and Janet Hodgson, text artists, on the design and implementation of a contemporary garden in Calderstones Park, one of Liverpool's most beautiful parks.
The garden was to be located on the site of an overgrown Taxonomic garden, a remnant of the Parks former botanical function. The garden proposal comprised a gravel parterre, on which were established topiary letters, in yew and box.
The names, triple-barrelled English names, referred to particular specimens which were included in the taxonomic garden. The text, initially clear and concise, is expected to grow more diffuse as the garden matures.
The garden was part of the Art Transpennine project, a coordinated arts programme of public arts distributed between Liverpool and Hull.