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Opening up Stroud's Secret Garden one step closer
The Friends of Stroud's Museum in the Park have been awarded a grant of £12,000 by the Summerfield Charitable Trust towards the creation of a new entrance way from the existing Museum into the Walled Garden.
The Walled Garden project aims to bring back to life 2,000 square metres of derelict land which was formerly the garden belonging to the mansion house, now the Museum in the Park. The Entrance Way will be a fully accessible pathway from the Museum reception, a winding trail which rises gently though planted slopes with terraced seating looking back towards the Museum. Creating the new entrance is the key which will open up this special place to the community.
Fred Ward, Chair of the Friends of the Museum expressed his delight:
'We are delighted that the Summerfield Charitable Trust has decided to award the Friends this grant for the Entrance Way - along with support from Stroud District Council it means we are one step closer to reaching our fundraising target'.
Stroud District Council's Museum Development manager, Kevin Ward added:
'Yet again another external organisation has seen the benefits of the Walled Garden project. We are thrilled with the news and equally delighted to continue to 'open the gates' to allow visitors a sneaky peek of what is to come. I'd encourage others to watch out for news of other opportunities to see inside the walls of the garden'.
Whilst the majority of funding has already been received for key parts of the Walled garden project, the Friends of the Museum still need to raise £80,000 to meet the funding target for the Entrance Way. Other features of the project include a new multi-use learning space, orchard and culinary area. Fundraising continues, and the Museum Friends welcome new members to help them support the Museum and Walled Garden.
This excellent news follows the success of the 'Secret Artist' community art fundraiser which raised £3,000 for the project and included 'behind the walls' tours of the garden.
The image on this page shows a close-up of the proposed Entrance Way.
The Watery World of the Ichthyosaur
The Museum in the Park in Stroud has put on display an amazing 180 million old Ichthyosaur!
Palaeontology is a Dangerous Beast
An amazing exhibition is set to open on 27 May with some exciting family activities planned for the half term school holidays.
Celebrate Museums at Night at the Museum in the Park
Join the Museum in the Park for this special event staged to celebrate Museums at Night – the UK's ‘lates' festival for the culturally curious.
The alternative St Georges Day at The Museum in the Park, Stroud
Stroud's Museum in the Park is set to mark a wonderfully quirky alternative to St George's Day on Sunday 23 April, 3pm–5pm.
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