Parks for People

November 15, 2017   tags: Interpretation

Hampshire Country Park Transformation, Kearsney Abbey & Russell Gardens

Interpretive planning, creative consultation, design coordination, content development, HLF Funded

Hampshire County Council (Client), Hotrod Creations (Design), Allen Scott (Landscape Architect), City-Insights (Digital Consultant)


In recent years the UK has evolved a much clearer understanding of the value of shared green spaces to the emotional and physical health of people.


Five Country Parks in Hampshire, as well as Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens, came to us wanting to develop interpretive plans and ways of communicating that would transform how they engage with new and existing audiences.


We have been helping them rethink how, where and in what forms they connect with visitors and tell their stories. We are developing a new suite of location-based interpretative interventions, new wayfinding, natural play interventions and layers of accessible and location-based digital content for all ages.


Staunton Country Park, A Regency Pleasure Ground Revealed, will be the first to deliver this new approach over the Easter period of 2018.


We have just begun work with the National Trust at the wonderful Dyrham Park in Gloucestershire as part of their national Transformation initiative, alongside Scena, HaraClark and DHA.