High School Students and Community groups join forces to create a community sea garden
A new collaborative project sees a temporary ‘sea-garden’ installed on the northern most end of the Old Fishmarket site in Eyemouth. The site, [opposite Giacopazzi’s] has been opened for the summer, with the creation and installation of a ‘sea garden’ that project architect Anne Marie Galmstrup, of Galmstrup Architects has been working on with S1 & S2 Art enrichment pupils from Eyemouth High School.
Pupils have designed and decorated a series of container bags as part of their art enrichment class which will be located onto the site and planted [Monday 20th June 2022] and these will remain into Autumn 2022. The planters will feature a mixture of trees and plants including vegetables and herbs, which will be donated to local charities and the garden will be maintained by Eyemouth Harbour Trust and Eyemouth Enhancement Group.
The garden also features large boulders, a temporary gravel surface and interpretation panel for the wider Waterfront Regeneration Project allowing locals and visitors to enjoy the site over the busy tourism season.
Anne Marie Galmstrup commented, “The Sea Garden initiative is about co-creating a community garden around the new harbourfront project with young people. Let it grow as the development matures and harvest ideas for future usage. The Sea Garden is above all an incentive to create early ownership among young people towards the new waterfront development. It has also been an informal way of discussing with (not about) the young people’ of Eyemouth’s needs and wishes for their town”.
Christine Bell, CEO at Eyemouth Harbour Trust, said: “Thanks to the local groups and businesses who have supported the Sea Garden project; Galmstrup Architects, Eyemouth High School, Eyemouth Rotary, Eyemouth Enhancement Group and The Hippodrome. Everyone has given their time and expertise generously and helped make this happen. Thanks also to the construction team from John Dennis who have been fantastic in facilitating the opening of the northern end of the site for the summer months and assisting us with heavy lifting and preparation of the ground”.