Woolston's proud involvement with the manufacture and development of world class AIRCRAFT and SHIPS is represented within the garden. The garden's theme is 'Flight and Float', reflecting Woolston's aviation and maritime heritage. A feather (which can both fly and float) was chosen to represent the 'Flight and Float' theme.

Woolston Millennium Garden comprises three landscaped areas that represent the elements of land, sea and sky. The design incorporates grassed earthworks, granite blocks, resin bonded gravel and blue glass, and a brick path that forms the outline of a giant aeroplane propeller. The 300m2 space draws people to its focal point - a 10m high stainless steel and glass feather sculpture that jointly symbolises the famous Spitfire aircraft and community friendship.

The garden also features three stainless steel, feather shaped seats, chain link style bollards and boundary walls in the profile of the Triton ship and a Spitfire wing. Brick paviors are inscribed with key dates and events in Woolston’s history and names of local people and businesses.

For detailed descriptions of the components of the garden, click on the "Features" page of this website.

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