An eye-catching new mural has been unveiled in St Annes at the completion of the Crescent Gardens art project. 

The mural, produced by local professional artist Karl Tsang of Graffiti Pro, adorns the back and sides of the electrical substation located in Crescent Gardens and depicts a breathtakingly detailed forest scene with birds and beasts peering out at the viewer, with the textured surface of the building adding an extra layer of depth. 

Funded jointly by St Anne’s on the Sea Town Council, a Fylde Community Grant, and a contribution from Fylde Council’s own parks and green spaces budget, the artwork represents the culmination of a project six years in the making. 

Monica Pople, local resident and member of the Friends of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Gardens whose efforts were instrumental in bringing the project into fruition, gave a short speech thanking all the partners involved. Acknowledgements were made to St Anne’s on the Sea Town Council, St Annes in Bloom, the Friends of St Anne’s Station, Fylde Council’s Parks and Gardens team, the Fylde Ranger Service, Karl himself, and his apprentice Imogen, for all their hard work. 

Monica was delighted with the final mural, saying: “It was 2017 that the original committee met to discuss a project to enliven these gardens, and to see it turn out so beautifully really is wonderful.” 

Artist Karl Tsang spoke about taking inspiration from the area itself: “The brief I was given was quite an open one, which can be freeing and challenging at the same time, but when I came and saw the site, I immediately knew exactly the design that would work the best.” 

Now that the artwork is complete, the next step will be the reintroduction of shrubs and plants around the substation to bring even more life back to the gardens. 

For more information about parks and green spaces in Fylde, visit the Fylde Council website, and follow the Fylde Rangers Service on Facebook! 


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