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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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Walled Garden - Blooming!
In its first full year the Walled Garden continues to amaze and delight visitors.
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!
Walled Garden - Now Open!
The Walled Garden is brought back to life...
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