So, with the support of willing companies, they set about creating the West Park Sundial and Planet Garden. The Sundial was completed at the end of 2014 and then the plants were carefully added to each section to create a unique planetary formation of flora.
The dedicated hard work has resulted in a truly beautiful area for all to enjoy plus the group has received an award from the Royal Horticultural Society and East Midlands in Bloom.
The sun dial will also be a popular attraction in a few weeks time when Winter Solstice is upon us – usually around December 21st. The shortest day and longest night of the year is a special event with West Park benefiting from a long shadow cast across the sun dial that will almost reaching the tip of the pyramid. (Top photograph shows the Winter Solstice last year).
Stanton Bonna were happy to help when asked to make and supply the precast concrete pyramid as part of the sun dial. Congratulations to The Friends of West Park for their award, well deserved.