- About Us
- Why the Cockerel?
- The History of the Museum
- History of the Museum 1900-1983
- History of the Museum 1983 - Present
- The Cowle Trust
- Special Events
- Thursday Afternoon Talks
- Previous Exhibitions
- 2017 Exhibitions
- 2016 Exhibitions
- 2015 Exhibitions
- 2014 Exhibitions
- 2013 Exhibitions
- 2012 Exhibitions
- 2011 Exhibitions
- 2010 Exhibitions
- 2007 - 2009 Exhibitions
- The Museum Collections
- Collections Enquiries
- Recent Acquisitions
- Mystery Object
- Paintings from the Collection
- Wilf Merrett Postcard Collection Gallery
- Featured Objects - The Lawnmower
- Featured Object - Wallbridge Painting
- Featured Object - Spanners
- Featured Object - Baughan Motorcyle
- Featured Collection - Casein
- Featured Collection - Prinknash Pottery
- Collections Policies
- World War One Commemoration Events
- 2014 - One Man's War
- 2015 - Technology and Innovation
- 2016 - The World at War
- 2017 - The Home Front
- 2018 - Medals, Souvenirs and Legacy
- Echoes in Enamel Project
- Stories from the Collection
- Trephined Skull
- Bragg Clock
- Beaker Boy
- Woolly Mammoths
- The Story of Animation in Stroud
- Friends of the Museum
- Friends Events
- Friends Contributions
- The Gate to The Secret Garden Print
- The Walled Garden Project
- Walled Garden Plan
- Walled Garden Brief History
- Walled Garden Project Photographs
- Secret Garden Public Photography Day 2013
- The first Walled Garden Residency by Quercus
- Only the Flame Remains: A Collection of Poems
- Museum Volunteers
Walled Garden - major milestone reached
With the handover of the new Learning Pavilion to the Museum team, the next major step in bringing the walled garden to life is all so much closer!
The Pavilion - the Museum's new learning building - is the centrepiece to the whole walled garden project. As this blog detailed, this is a much needed space for the Museum and its visitors, in particular those groups who book our learning programme.
Funding for this building came from a generous award by Gloucestershire Environmental Trust, Stroud District Council and the Friends of the Museum, along with a significant amount of public donations.
The modern design of the Pavilion reflects the traditional lean-to buildings found in walled gardens. It is clad in materials which complement its surroundings and features a planted roof, solar panels and large sliding doors, bringing the outside and inside together – an inspirational setting for learners at the Museum.
With the south-west area of the Garden having been completed as part of our Arts Council Funded project (more in this blog), along with the north-east area containing the Pavilion, half the garden is now complete (although of course being a garden it is never 'complete'!).
The orchard in the north-west corner of the garden will be the last feature to be created, as all building works have to be completed beforehand for practical reasons.
As we celebrate the handover of the Pavilion, with the Friends of the Museum, we are already well on our way to securing enough funding to construct the exciting entranceway up into the Garden from the existing Museum reception (more in this blog). Once this is in place, all visitors will be able to access the Garden and collectively bring it back to life!
Photograph shows the new Learning Pavilion situated in the Walled Garden.
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...
Plan your visit
Select a date from the calendar to see what's on