The Glen's attractive new mosaic sign features plants and wildlife that are native to this popular nature reserve

A wildlife inspired mosaic sign, designed by local artists working with East Devon District Council and Honiton schoolchildren, has now been installed at this popular nature reserve

Local artists have worked with East Devon’s StreetScene Parks and Open Spaces service and Honiton Primary School pupils to create a wonderful wildlife mosaic welcome sign, which was installed on Monday 10 February 2020 at The Glen, a wildlife haven in Honiton.

Situated by the main entrance, the ‘Welcome to the Glen’ sign was designed by Artstormproject artists Lucy Rockliffe and Jess Carvill, who were inspired by the wildlife and natural setting of this popular nature reserve.

They have incorporated the names of plants and animals, which are native to The Glen, into the design, which features the site’s iconic bridge and stream.

Individual stoneware ceramic mosaic pieces were custom made for the panel by Lucy and Jess, who also used glass tesserae and coloured factory produced tiles, which were cut to size to fit the design.

The artists spent a day in Autumn 2019 with Honiton Primary School, whose pupils learnt how to prepare and position the mosaic pieces.

It is hoped that the vibrant new welcome sign will encourage people to experience this lovely hidden treasure of a park with its flowing river, varied wildlife and winding woodland pathways.

Cllr Dean Barrow, ward member for Honiton St Paul’s, said:

The Glen is an important green space near the centre of Honiton, which is easily accessible all year round. It is valued by many residents of the town for its easy access and tranquil setting. I am pleased that the next generation, at Honiton Primary School, are now more aware of The Glen and what it has to offer, by producing this fantastic welcome sign.