Walled Garden - The Wombles would love it!

Walled Garden - The Wombles would love it!

The building works in the Walled Garden have revealed a range of finds...some quite surprising!

 

22.09.2015

All through the Walled Garden Project we have been keeping a keen eye on what is beneath our feet! We were particularly excited by a rich geology seam which was excavated as part of laying services to the new Learning Pavilion.  As featured in our blog in March 2015 we have made good use of this with local schools. There were lots of finds, indicating how the area was once under water and teeming with life millions of years ago.

Unfortunately, the dipping pond, which we knew existed (off) centre in the garden, is beyond repair.  It appears that at some time in the past the top two or three courses of bricks were removed and used to infill the pond.  The remaining courses had collapsed in places and no guarantee could be given on the stability of the remaining courses. As a consequence we will be constructing a new dipping pond.

Flagstones (red sandstone) found on the site have been carefully stored and are intended for use in the small terrace planned for the top of the historic steps.

There have been other, more quirky, finds.  These have included a pair of spectacles, part of a mobile phone, a bunch of keys and best of all, a broken Wombles CD - which we couldn't help think was very appropriate!

The photograph shows some of the geology found on site.

For more on the Walled Garden plan visit: http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk/walled-garden-project/

More information about the Friends of the Museum can be found here: http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk/friends-of-the-museum/

 

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29.03.2017

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!

 
10.10.2016

Walled Garden - Now Open!

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16.09.2016

Walled Garden - Secrets to be revealed

A lot has been happening in the background in the Walled Garden...

 
 
Blog Archive

15.06.2017 Walled Garden - Blooming!
29.03.2017 Walled Garden - Springing into Life
10.10.2016 Walled Garden - Now Open!
16.09.2016 Walled Garden - Secrets to be revealed
06.08.2016 Walled Garden: More Sneak Peaks
17.06.2016 Walled Garden - Bad at keeping secrets!
03.05.2016 Walled Garden - News from behind the walls
29.01.2016 Walled Garden: Rain, rain go away, come back...
30.11.2015 Walled Garden - Growing
22.09.2015 Walled Garden - The Wombles would love it!
17.08.2015 Walled Garden - Entranceway build starts
06.07.2015 Walled Garden - remains on track
30.03.2015 Walled Garden - Awards and Inspiration
13.02.2015 Walled Garden - major milestone reached
09.12.2014 Walled Garden - A Critical Path
08.11.2014 Walled Garden - Taken a Peek Recently?
10.10.2014 Walled Garden - the colour palette
11.09.2014 Walled Garden - When will it be finished?
10.08.2014 Walled Garden - Pavilion Tops-Out!
08.07.2014 Walled Garden - The structure rises!
10.06.2014 Walled Garden - A Happy Place!
06.05.2014 Walled Garden - building work to start
17.04.2014 Walled Garden - Volunteers need your vote...
02.04.2014 Walled Garden - Let's Celebrate!
14.03.2014 Walled Garden - The first public 'drop in' event held
09.02.2014 Walled Garden - A dedicated education building for the Garden
06.01.2014 Walled Garden - from dereliction to life
15.11.2013 Walled Garden - the essentials...
30.09.2013 Walled Garden - latest from the ground
25.08.2013 Walled Garden - ACE activities

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