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Walled Garden - Volunteers need your vote...
The Museum in the Park Walled Garden volunteer project has been chosen by the Engage Foundation as one of their ‘community award’ projects, where the public can choose to vote for their favourite idea to receive funds.
To complete the first step of the project, materials such as topsoil, hedging and seeds need to be purchased. The Public can vote to support this bid to Engage Mutual’s Community Awards fund.. Voting for the project opened on 1st April, and continues until 30th May 2014. To register your vote for the Walled Garden Volunteers Project, please visit: www.engagemutual.com/foundation/projects/walled-garden-volunteers-project
The Walled Garden once served the Stratford Park mansion, now the Museum in the Park. The ‘secret’ garden has never been open to the public, and has been derelict for many years.
Six months ago, a team of volunteers, funded by a grant from Arts Council England, began working in the Garden. Each Monday, in wind, rain (and sometimes, sunshine!), the team tackled the overgrown, dilapidated space. Now, thanks to their efforts, one area of the Garden is nearing completion, with new paths and a lawn.
“It’s so exciting to see how far the project has already progressed. We feel such a part of the Garden now” said one volunteer, Dave, from Stroud Valleys’ Project, “ I’m starting to be able to picture it as it’ll be when it’s finished”,
Museum Volunteer Janet said,” I hope that the work continues in the garden until it truly becomes a place for the people of Stroud and visitors to enjoy.”
More information on the Walled Garden Project can be found on our website by clicking here.
Older Blog Items
Walled Garden - Springing into Life
This time last year the hard landscaping of the Walled Garden had just been completed - difficult to remember now, how it looked!
Walled Garden - Now Open!
The Walled Garden is brought back to life...
Walled Garden - Secrets to be revealed
A lot has been happening in the background in the Walled Garden...
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