Building on the success of the London Road South planters, Kirkley Pocket Parks has unveiled a vibrant new phase. Eye-catching planters now grace the promenade by Claremont Pier, while two more stand sentinel at the beginning of Claremont Road. Four additional planters add a splash of colour to the promenade opposite Waterloo Road and the corners of Waterloo Road itself.

But these aren’t your average planters! Each boasts unique signage, inviting tourists and visitors to explore the charming Kirkley village shops.

A big shout-out goes to Alice, owner of The Rum Lot on Kirkley High Street, for her delightful planter designs. These artistic creations showcase:

  • The Excelsior Boat, a reminder of Lowestoft’s maritime heritage.
  • The Mackerel fish, a nod to Lowestoft’s long history of fishing.
  • The Kittiwake bird – and endangered species commonly found in the area..
  • And lastly, a mermaid – a must-have for any self-respecting seaside resort!

This exciting expansion complements the recently completed artwork and gardens on the corner of Cleveland Road, further enhancing the Kirkley experience.

Many thanks to East Suffolk Council and the Heritage Action Zone for their continuing support and funding for this project.