Bridge End Gardens, Saffron Walden.
Originally designed as a private Victorian garden, Bridge End Garden is now a popular and well-used public park close to the historic centre of Saffron Walden. When Uttlesford District Council and English Heritage planned to restore the garden and address the problems of neglect and vandalism, they invited Liz Lake Associates to help.
We were employed to prepare a full Historic Landscape Survey and a costed Conservation Management Plan. Our findings contributed to a submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
This work contributed to the council’s successful submission for significant external funding with a grant of £387,000 from Heritage Lottery Fund and £150,000 from other bodies. We have subsequently prepared proposals for the walled garden which has also received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.