WATCH: New 'Foyle River Gardens' project set to transform Boom Hall in Derry into play area with 'treetop walkways' and walled gardens, potential for 200 new jobs to be created
10 Sept 2018 1:10 PM
A new project is seeking to transform a historic site and the surrounding area into a new playtrail and walled gardens. The 'Foyle River Garden' project will see both the Boom Hall and Brook Hall sites on the banks of the River Foyle transformed into a series of walled gardens that incorporate play areas and horticultural projects. The body behind the ambitious proposals, The Eden Project working with local landowners, hope to create a series of covered courtyards, adventure trails and treetop walkways. The group also hopes that the new-look site will also be an example of 'best practice' in horticulture and agriculture, and play a vital role in the future of food and farming. It also hopes to create 200 new jobs through the project, attracting 400,000 visitors to the Foyle River Gardens a year. You can watch a video showing the project here -
http://foylerivergardens.com/#videoPICTURED ABOVE - An image of how Boom Hall would look after its transformation.
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