We are pleased to announce that the SWISCo landscaping team are on site to progress with the new planting scheme at the Italian Gardens, Torquay. The revised planting will renew this much valued public space and provide a more sustainable formal garden area for the future.

Temporary fencing is in place whilst the team carry out some of the heavy groundwork and stump removal. The fencing is required to ensure that members of the public are not put at risk by accessing the work area. The fencing will also showcase the new landscape designs on picture boards, alongside historical imagery of how the Italian Gardens have changed over the years.

The landscaping team plan to establish the structural and feature planting first, followed by the under planting and bedding. The intention, subject to weather conditions, is to have the revised scheme completed for the end of March into early April.

Cllr Adam Billings, Cabinet Member for Pride in Place, Culture & Events and Parking for Torbay Council, said; “I'm very happy to see the team breaking ground to deliver the promised improvements at the Italian Gardens. The revised planting scheme offers a long-term solution to this key public space in Torbay. 

"I sincerely believe that these improvements will address the initial concerns expressed by the local community and provide a garden fit for the next chapter of the Italian Gardens and Torbay."

We would like to thank people for their patience while the improvements are completed.


A fly through of the proposed landscaping is available on You Tube - Italian Gardens Concept.

For more information and to find links to updates on progress at the Italian Gardens, visit the SWISCo Italian Gardens pages.


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