Lathwell & Associates has been commissioned by tourism marketing and interpretation specialist Anna Gray Associates to help her produce a series of 16 display and information panels for Penrith's rejuvenated 'Coronation Garden'.
The garden was originally created as a community garden to celebrate the coronation of George VI in 1937, but time had seen it become neglected, uninviting and under-used by the public. Penrith Rotary Club (PRC) decided that regenerating this site would be a fitting project to mark the centenary of Rotary International, and managed to secure a £20,900 Lottery development grant to fund it.
The winning bid from landscape architects Stephenson Halliday incorporated a series of display panels to inform visitors about the very rich history of Penrith - threading from early Neolithic, Roman and Medieval times through to the 20th Century.
With our Cumbrian heritage, we were particularly delighted to be asked to use our creative design skills to turn this vision into reality.