Walled Garden - A dedicated education building for the Garden

Walled Garden - A dedicated education building for the Garden

A key feature of the Walled Garden project is the construction of a 'contemporary and high quality multi-use learning space'.  The Community Learning Pavilion will play a very important role in the future of the Walled Garden and Museum and provide a much needed facility for those who undertake learning at the Museum.



The Museum currently receives visits from some 2,000 school pupils every year.  On top of this the Museum is used by college students, such as those on Art and Design courses at the nearby South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, through to life-long learning groups and many more.  Currently space is limited and we either squash groups in or have to turn them away and sometimes have to close rooms to the visiting public.

The whole Garden will form a learning space, much like the themed rooms in the mansion house.  What the Museum does not have at the moment is a dedicated learning space which can be available for  different groups to use, which is both practical and high quality. This need, which was supported during our consultation, led us to propose a dedicated learning space, which we have termed the Pavilion.

In 2013 The Friends of the Museum was awarded a grant of £250,000 by the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust with landfill tax contributions from Cory Environmental. 

The proposed building is of a modern contemporary design, using high quality materials which are designed to last and reflect the high quality build of the Museum in the Park.  It is designed to have a low profile and blend into the garden setting.  It features large windows, a planted roof and solar panels to generate electricity.

The building will cost more than the £250,000 grant but it gives the project a huge start, and so fundraising continues.  If you know someone, or an organisation, who may be interested in supporting this project please do get in touch.

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Blog Archive

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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