Walled Garden - Blooming!

Walled Garden - Blooming!

In its first full year the Walled Garden continues to amaze and delight visitors.



‘A picture speaks a thousand words’ – this is certainly true of the Walled Garden, which in its first full growing season is delighting visitors with a range of plants and colourful borders. The Pergola, paid for by the Museum Friends, has been installed along with some ‘quick win’ planting, such as runner beans and sweet peas.

A big thank you to our hard working gardening volunteers, those that undertake maintenance, those that continue to tend to the plants and removing those weeds(!), through to those who also engage with visitors to make sure they get the most from their visit.  If you are interested in joining the ‘gardening’ team please do contact the Museum.  Some knowledge of plants and a willingness to engage with the public is required.

As well as continuing to delight visitors, the recently opened Walled Garden is providing a new home to some of our lovely insects and animals, furthering the biodiversity of the Garden and potential for new learning opportunities and partnerships. 

We have teamed up with Stroud based Help a Hedgehog Hospital to home three rescued hedgehogs in the Garden. We have one male and two females.  The hedgehogs have a nest box/ feeding station in the orchard. More information: http://helpahedgehog.org/index.php

A partnership has been formed with Peter Lead of the Stroud Beekeepers.  Peter has installed a hive which is home to a colony of bees from Westonbirt. This has allowed the introduction of a Saturday ‘Buzz Club’ at the Museum for those interested in beekeeping with an additional session for those that are home-schooled. Peter remarked “This gives us a great opportunity to study honeybees and all pollinating insects at work in the wonderful walled garden that is full of plants specially chosen for pollinating insects.” Further information including future meeting dates can be found on the Stroud Beekeepers website here: https://www.stroudbeekeepers.co.uk/buzzclub

The Museum and Walled Garden opening times.


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Blog Archive

30.07.2018 Walled Garden planting update
24.04.2018 Walled Garden - Very Happy and Calm
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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