Chasing Waterfalls In Wimbledon Park

Renovation project comes to an end

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A new waterfall and garden has been opened in Wimbledon Park at the end of a 12-week renovation project.

The new feature, including seats and two walkways, was developed by Matthew Childs of Matthew Childs Design and the Chairman of the Wimbledon Park Heritage Group, Sim Comfort.

Contractor Visible Changes carried out construction work during severe weather conditions to complete the project in time for the opening, by the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Oonagh Moulton.

Pictured (left to right) are: Jools Granville - SITA Trust; Councillor Janice Howard - Wimbledon Park Ward; Tina Thompson - Southfields Grid; The Mayor of Merton, Councillor Oonagh Moulton; Sim Comfort, Chairman, Wimbledon Park Heritage Group; Matthew Childs, Designer of the Waterfall Garden; David Leed, Project Manager for the Waterfall Garden; Liam Lathan - Gardeners Sage; Steve Peters - Gardeners Sage.

The major funding for the garden was provided by Viridor Credits and the SITA Trust, and David Leed, Facilities Manager at Merton Council, was the project manager.

December 22, 2010