Garden to open soon..

Garden to open soon..

Spread the word ... Stroud's very own Secret Garden will soon be open!

 

16.09.2016

For decades the Walled Garden behind the Museum at the heart of Stratford Park was abandoned and overgrown, a lost and forgotten space. Now, after years of hard work, we are nearly, finally ready to open the doors to this enchanting place. Here's a list of opening events, we hope you can come and explore this special new garden soon!

Walled Garden Open Afternoons:
A chance to enjoy the early autumn garden ahead of full opening on Saturday 8th October:

Sunday 18th September, 2pm – 4pm
Sunday 25th September, 2pm – 4pm
Sunday 2nd October, 2pm – 4pm

Museum Friends Lecture in the Garden Pavilion: 

‘Within Garden Walls …'  with historian Cherry Knott Saturday 24th September, 2pm Some glimpses of what (and who) might be found within garden walls in the 17th and 18th centuries; from fruit trees, flowers and vegetables to tools, equipment, people and more. 

Cost £7 (£5 for Museum Friends) including tea and cake and a chance to explore the Walled Garden.

Booking necessary – call 01453 763394.

‘The Dream of the Plant Collector' Walled Garden Opening Celebration Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 October, 11am – 4pm (drop in anytime) Come celebrate the opening of Stroud's Secret Garden and take part in creative activities inside this special place. All ages welcome to come and draw, play or simply see and explore. Creative and playful activities facilitated by local ‘Periscope' artists Alison Cockcroft and Emily Joy, part of the UK-wide Big Draw Festival.

Friday 14 October | 4pm – 7pm
Early Evening Gallery & Walled Garden Opening View the new ‘Momentum' exhibition in the Art Gallery inside and then enjoy a walk around the Garden outside as twilight falls.

Wednesday 26 October | 2pm – 4pm | Free
Bulb Planting in Stroud's Secret Garden.
Help plant Spring flowering bulbs in the Walled Garden! All welcome.

Sunday 30 October | 11am – 4pm
Apple Day in Stroud's Secret Garden
Admire displays of heritage Gloucestershire apples from Days Cottage or have a go at apple pressing and make your own juice to take home. Delicious apple teas will be served in the Walled Garden Pavilion, making this a great day to visit for all the family. In the evening, join us for our annual Pumpkin lantern parade! In collaboration with Stroud Valleys Project.

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December | 11am – 5pm Museum in the Park Christmas Weekend A medley of traditional Winter delights will be on offer before the Museum closes for its December Deep Clean. Look out for wreath making workshops in the Garden Pavilion, a Secret Garden Robin Trail and more! Further details available nearer the time.

And last but not least ...

We are delighted to reveal that Gallery Pangolin will soon unveil an exhibition of sculptures by West Country artists in the Walled Garden, including pieces which have never been displayed before. More details to follow soon!

For more on the Walled Garden project please visit click here

 

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31.01.2017 Preliminary Design for Stratford Park Leisure Centre
06.01.2017 Inspired Tales - Storytelling Workshop For Adults
06.12.2016 The December Shut Down
28.10.2016 Autumn Celebration - Apples & Pumpkins Day
14.10.2016 Stroud's VCs
07.10.2016 Walled Garden Opens 8th & 9th October
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16.09.2016 Garden to open soon..
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07.09.2016 Historic Motorbike gets a run out for Heritage Open Day
19.08.2016 New business skills training sessions at The Museum in the Park
05.08.2016 Museum borrows a Post Office...
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20.05.2016 Happy 90th Birthday: Babies of 1926
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22.03.2016 15 Years of the Museum in the Park!
20.03.2016 Keeping Craft Skills Alive
18.03.2016 Grand Entrance for Revived Walled Garden
12.03.2016 Meet our Spring Artist in Residence at The Museum in the Park
04.03.2016 IMPRESS Printmaking Festival returns to The Museum in the Park
21.01.2016 Special event for National Storytelling Week
05.01.2016 Commemorative Material from Putten, Netherlands
26.11.2015 Museum Closes in December for Deep-Cleaning
23.10.2015 Patchwork Meadow Exhibition in Gallery Two
06.10.2015 You are invited to take part in the world's biggest festival of drawing!
30.09.2015 Fieldwork: New Work in Willow and Other Materials by Dail Behennah
27.08.2015 Work begins on Walled Garden Entranceway
18.08.2015 Tourism board praises Museum in the Park
21.07.2015 Museum remains a 'Quality Assured Visitor Attraction'
15.07.2015 Finding Alice in the Museum in the Park
03.07.2015 Walled Garden gets funding boost
12.06.2015 Waterloo - 200th Anniversary events at the Museum
01.06.2015 Objects of Desire and Delight
21.04.2015 The Miniature Museum of Museums has arrived!
27.03.2015 First pupils set foot inside the new Learning Pavilion
16.02.2015 Arts Council grant to help bring forgotten wartime stories to life
09.02.2015 New learning building for the district
05.02.2015 Secret Garden Silhouette Screen back at the Museum on 14th and 15th February
04.02.2015 Forgotten wartime stories to be brought to life
20.11.2014 Creative Talent supports Stroud's Secret Garden
03.11.2014 Remembering World War One - local stories, local impact
22.10.2014 Secret Artist 2014 - Save the date!
25.09.2014 Celebrate Poetry Past & Present
12.09.2014 Musical matchsticks go on show at the Museum
10.09.2014 A poetic celebration of Laurie Lee country
27.08.2014 Get on your bike to celebrate the Tour of Britain as it comes through the Stroud district
14.08.2014 Creating a buzz at the Museum in the Park
07.08.2014 Raise a Pint to the Pavilion!
15.07.2014 The Consumer Society under a Mosaic Microscope
26.06.2014 Roses for Laurie Lee's Birthday
25.06.2014 Chadwick's Place in Art History
12.06.2014 You are invited to step inside a world-famous sculptor's studio!
01.05.2014 Help celebrate 'Cider with Rosie', Laurie Lee's international bestseller!
22.01.2014 Artist in Residence at the Museum
05.01.2014 Museum Strikes Bronze
06.12.2013 Opening up Stroud's Secret Garden one step closer
13.11.2013 Art in Boxes
31.10.2013 Halloween Horrors from the Collections
29.10.2013 Secret Garden Photography Workshop
15.09.2013 Museum opens store for public tours

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