The Canterbury Gardens project aims to create an aesthetic gateway to College by including gardens, seating areas, and pathways for boys and girls in this highly used area.
The area - between Armstrong and Espin Houses on the right; and the Currie block, Jooste dining hall and Ingleside on the left - has been used for many years as a parking area for College buses, and the tarred walkways for pupils are in a state of disrepair.
This busy area between school periods has the potential to become a more aesthetic space with appropriate gardens and pathways, meeting space and benches. Canterbury Gardens will also serve to create a greater impression to visiting parents and Old Andreans.
The project is already underway as the buses have been moved and are now in a more suitable area on the DSG campus.
An architect then did a drainage survey for the area which revealed matters that will require some careful planning before proceeding with garden developments, tree removals, paving etc. The area also needs to be leveled to the height of the pavement in front of Armstrong.
Included in the project is a suitable stone wall and palisade fencing built on the road front to match the existing walls in front of Upper House.
Should you wish to contribute towards this worthwhile project, please contact Bev McCarthy on firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 046 603 2362
This photograph is of the area at present:
Click HERE for a sketch of the proposed upgrade of Canterbury Gardens.