Visitors to the NewcastleGateshead Bridges Festival which took place on 13/14th August were able to stroll across the Swing Bridge and enjoy artist Julia Barton’s recreation of Lord Armstrong’s long lost formal garden floating over the Tyne.
Called Lost & Found, community groups from across the region worked together to transform this usually busy urban crossing into a classical tranquil green space. Large green swathes of Rolawn’s Medallion turf helped to bring the classical formal paths and planting of the garden into this busy urban centre creating an unusual pedestrian walkway and garden for visitors to enjoy.
Carol Bell, Head of Culture & Major Events at NewcastleGateshead Initiative said: “Due to the large expanses to be turfed and the tight time constraints involved, Rolawn Medallion turf in 13m2 large format rolls was used. We were very pleased with the quality of the turf and the service provided.”
NewcastleGateshead Bridges Festival was developed and produced by NewcastleGateshead Initiative as part of its year-round festivals and events programme. The Bridges Festival will return in 2012 as part of NewcastleGateshead’s London 2012 Games celebrations. Newcastle is a Host City and will host Olympic football during the London 2012 Games.