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Comparison between Cambridge park and candie gardens

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What Cultural differences exist between Cambridge Park and Candie Gardens? By Natalie Granger Contents Introduction......................................................................................................3 Hypothesis........................................................................................................4 ..........................................................................................................5 Physical Factors..................................................................................................6 ....................................................................................................7 Questionnaires ...................................................................................................8 ...................................................................................................9 ...................................................................................................10 ...................................................................................................11 ....................................................................................................12 ...................................................................................................13 ...................................................................................................14 ...................................................................................................15 ...................................................................................................16 Interview..........................................................................................................17 Traffic Assessment..............................................................................................18 ..............................................................................................19 Parking Assessment.............................................................................................20 .............................................................................................21 .............................................................................................22 Areas around the sites...........................................................................................23 ............................................................................................24 ............................................................................................25 Popularity assessment............................................................................................26 Horticulture Assessment........................................................................................27 Conclusion........................................................................................................28 Introduction Cambridge Park is located near Guernsey's CBD, specifically between; Amherst road, Les Amballes road, Rouge Rue and L'Hyvreuse Avenue. Cambridge Park lies adjacent to the Beau Sejour leisure Centre. It was once used as a military parade ground; the park consists of large areas used for sport. The park has a pedestrian avenue lined with mature trees. Dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill, the avenue is at its best in the spring when it is carpeted by crocus flowers. However, the avenue was the site of the last duel to be fought on the island. Candie Gardens are located, next to Cambridge Park, surrounded by; Candie road, Les Vauxlaurens and St Julian's Avenue. Once part of a private estate, the Candie Gardens are St Peter Port's finest floral attraction. The site has the Upper and Lower Gardens, the Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, based on the Victorian bandstand that once stood here, and the Priaulx Library, named after the former owners of the house it occupies. Established in 1894, the gardens are on a hill overlooking St Peter Port. For both sites I have focused on the grounds and area around rather then additional features in the grounds such as the Beau Sejour leisure Centre. To do so I have conducted a series of hypotheses and planned a selection of observations in accordance with them. I chose to do this as my subject because, I used to be a regular visitor to each site and noticed many differences of each site. Below is a map of my study areas, Cambridge park is clearly labelled but Candie Gardens isn't so I've marked both area's clearly. ...read more.

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The chart below shows the facilities that are use by people, like all the other charts, it's a comparison between Candie Gardens and Cambridge Park. It was useful in determining whether the hypothesis, 'Activities that the sites offer will be different'. The questionnaires were all distributed in Cambridge Park within 2 days; the questionnaires for Candie Gardens were distributed within about 4 days. These questionnaires proved the following hypotheses; 'People using Candie will be older' & 'there will be more people using Cambridge Park' & 'Candie Gardens will Attract more tourists'. Interview I was unable to prove some of my hypotheses myself, so I came up with the conclusion to ring the groundskeepers or staff of each site, I produced a series of questions (below) to ask the staff. 1. How many times a week on average do schools visit? ________________________________ 2. What kind of facilities do you promote? __________________________________________ 3. Do these pose any problems to the kind of facilities you supply? ______________________ 4. Would you agree that your site offers attractions to people of all ages or specifically one group? _____________________________________________________________________ 5. How efficient, do you think the parking and traffic routes around your site are for site users? --___________________________________________________________________________ Below, displayed in a table, I have shown the answers that staff gave from both sites; Question Cambridge park staff Candie Garden staff 1 "In the summer, I would expect around 3 or 4 visits from different schools every week, but cold weather calls for indoor sports and that's when visits are very limited or just non existent" "Schools only ever visit when they're going on a History field trip, so usually we get as little as one visit maybe every 2 or 3 months although separate school children do visit" 2 "Mainly Sports facilities although you may be aware that playschools and amateur competitions also occur here" "Our museum offers a range of different historical periods, as well as a beautiful variety of gardens and monuments". ...read more.

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Cambridge Park will have greater means of access then Candie Gardens. This hypothesis was proved; it was included in traffic analysis, I found that Cambridge Park had better access due to the difference in site size. There will be more residencies around Cambridge Park This hypothesis was proved by estimating the amount of houses along surrounding roads. There will be more direct traffic links around Cambridge Park This hypothesis was disproved, this was part of the traffic analysis and also transport. I found that both sites were equal in traffic links. There will be more services around Cambridge Park, i.e. shops and garages. This hypothesis was disproved, this was determined by estimating how close shops etc, were to each site, I found Candie had more services nearer to it. There will be better pedestrian access routes around Cambridge Park. This hypothesis was disproved, both sites were equal in pedestrian access, although there wasn't a very exact way in which to determine this. There will be more traffic around Cambridge Park as opposed to Candie Gardens This hypothesis was proved, this was determined using a traffic analysis. Each of these experiments' were very successful in determining the accuracy of the hypotheses'. Using these hypotheses I have been able to determine exactly what cultural differences exist between Cambridge Park and Candie Gardens, * Cambridge Park and Candie Gardens target two completely different audiences; Candie Gardens targets more tourists, this was mainly discovered through the questionnaires. (page 13) * Cambridge Park and Candie Gardens offer completely different recreational activities. * Cambridge Park has more custom, this was found mainly through people tally but also how quickly questionnaires were dispersed. Overall I think that there are many cultural differences that exist between Cambridge Park and Candie Gardens, because of the very different activities the sites offer. Cambridge Park is an area set up for sports activities, whilst Candie Gardens is a site set up mainly for tourism, Cultural differences should be expected. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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