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    Quote Originally Posted by empeebee View Post
    As I understand it, the interest of the developers was to create a congenial environment for residents rather than the general public, but concessions have been fought for and won, and the refurbished gardens - which will only be a part of the original site - will be a public park.
    The part of the Festival Gardens that is being revamped is actually rather less than half of the original area. Many of the original features are too far gone to rescue and hardly any of the pavilions remain. The exception is the Oriental Garden, where the quality of materials and workmanship - brought in from Shanghai, I think - have allowed them to survive, despite attempts at vandalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by empeebee View Post
    I took these photos 10 days ago: http://www.flickr.com/photos/3145027...th/4692564101/

    Click Show Info button at top right hand side for details on each photo.
    How did you manage that? I thought the Echo had been granted exclusive access? Their pics look a lot tidier too - yet were taken around the same time? How could this be?

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    Looking at the lake without water,made me look for one with! (Trees looking pretty sparse though) And I wonder what happened to the S.S. Typhoo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Looking at the lake without water,made me look for one with! (Trees looking pretty sparse though) And I wonder what happened to the S.S. Typhoo?
    I had forgotten all about that! Tea from the Orient, via Birmingham probably, but not part of the Oriental Gardens as such...

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    Maybe they work for the Echo...

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    The footpath, that follows the Southern perimeter fence is to be closed for a few months (this leads from Priory wood to the promenade).
    Last edited by marky; 09-25-2010 at 08:01 PM. Reason: put Northern instead of Southern

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    The footpath, that follows the Northern perimeter fence is to be closed for a few months (this leads from Priory wood to the promenade).
    So, it's back to those holes in the fencing for many people, I suppose...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil V View Post
    The part of the Festival Gardens that is being revamped is actually rather less than half of the original area. Many of the original features are too far gone to rescue and hardly any of the pavilions remain. The exception is the Oriental Garden, where the quality of materials and workmanship - brought in from Shanghai, I think - have allowed them to survive, despite attempts at vandalism.
    It would have been nice to have seen the Festival site restored for the 700-year celebration of the city's founding as well as the European Year of Culture. Ah, well. . .
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    Langtree have finally launched their website for the development

    http://www.festivalgardens.com/


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    Some good photos too on there!

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    Thats great, many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerTheCat View Post
    Langtree have finally launched their website for the development

    http://www.festivalgardens.com/
    Nice one Ginger.

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    Some demolition has taken place at the Northern-end of the site. The elevated walkways and train station near the dragon-slide have gone. I also never noticed the tubular-wall with the wooden 'moon gate', although mounds of earth may be covering it.

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    More progress photos on the official site now too

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    I used to work in the HO of an Office Licence Company who sponsored the Vine Garden in the Festival. One weekend we had a pressing of the grapes - great fun - on the site. The grape juice and water started to ferment in the bottles and a couple exploded. A warning had to be put out by the Echo and BBC.

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