Works to Tower Gardens, funded by the Skegness Town Deal and Skegness Town Council, are nearing completion, and members of the community are invited to take part in planting the new sensory garden. 

Members of the public are invited to the community planting event which will take place at Tower Gardens on Tuesday 26th of March from 11:30am-1:00pm. This will be an opportunity to help plant out some of the specially selected specimens for the sensory garden, or to come along and find out more about the Tower Gardens future masterplan and the changes which have taken place already. 

The sensory garden around the bandstand will include interactive musical elements as well as plants chosen for their textures and scents, making the new bed a multi-sensory experience for residents and visitors alike. Alongside the creation of the new garden, the Tower Gardens project, which began in December, has seen the overhaul of the pond: dredging of many years of debris and silt is now complete, and the refurbishment of the railings and reinstatement of the pump are currently underway. 

The condition of some key paths around the park is also being addressed, with paths bordering the pond being re-laid and widened in strategic areas. The removal of some intrusive planting around the pond has also uncovered key views of the bandstand and pavilion, taking the Listed Park back towards its original design. 

Tower Gardens have offered a much loved space for people to visit for many, many years, and as the improvements progress, this historic park will soon offer an even better experience for all who come here.

The plans that are now being delivered for Tower Gardens have been shaped with community feedback, and now local people can get involved once more by taking part in the community planting day.

Chris BaronChair of Connected Coast

The addition of sensory planting and instruments around the bandstand will open up this area to enjoyment by a much wider part of the community. The community helped us shape the works we are undertaking and so it felt appropriate that they should be invited to help plant this sensory area.

Steve LarnerSkegness Town Clerk

If you would like to be involved in the community planting day, please contact Skegness Town Council: / 01754 840040

Alongside the work taking place in Tower Gardens, shopfront projects are underway as part of the Town Centre Transformation. The alterations to Alisons department store are now approximately halfway through, with work to the first floor – including the reinstatement of historic windows and a refresh of signage – virtually completed. The coming months will see the installation of traditional shopfronts and awnings to the groundfloor which will complete the building’s transformation.

Closer to the sea-front, DMT Linens on Lumley Road is also undergoing work with a new timber and double glazed shopfront having been installed in early March. DMT Linens is one of a row of four shops due to have their historic shopfronts reinstated to enhance the appearance of the Skegness retail centre.

It’s fantastic to see the positive impact the Town Deal is having on the high street in Skegness. This will make a difference to businesses, locals and visitors alike.

Our Heritage Team is keen to support businesses to invest in their buildings through the grant scheme; businesses who express interest now could have their projects completed in time for the 2025 Season.

Alice Ullathorne Head of Heritage at Heritage Lincolnshire

Funding is still available to businesses on Lumley Road and High Street who wish to make improvements to their premises. The grant rates for intervention are up to 90% for reinstatement, up to 75% for repair, and up to 50% for new build elements. 

To register your interest or to find out more, please email