Walled Garden - Volunteers need your vote...

Walled Garden - Volunteers need your vote...

The Museum in the Park Walled Garden volunteer project has been chosen by the Engage Foundation as one of their ‘community award’ projects, where the public can choose to vote for their favourite idea to receive funds.



To complete the first step of the project, materials such as topsoil, hedging and seeds need to be purchased. The Public can vote to support this bid to Engage Mutual’s Community Awards fund.. Voting for the project opened on 1st April, and continues until 30th May 2014. To register your vote for the Walled Garden Volunteers Project, please visit: www.engagemutual.com/foundation/projects/walled-garden-volunteers-project

The Walled Garden once served the Stratford Park mansion, now the Museum in the Park.  The ‘secret’ garden has never been open to the public, and has been derelict for many years. 

Six months ago, a team of volunteers, funded by a grant from Arts Council England, began working in the Garden.  Each Monday, in wind, rain (and sometimes, sunshine!), the team tackled the overgrown, dilapidated space.  Now, thanks to their efforts, one area of the Garden is nearing completion, with new paths and a lawn.

“It’s so exciting to see how far the project has already progressed. We feel such a part of the Garden now” said one volunteer, Dave, from Stroud Valleys’ Project, “ I’m starting to be able to picture it as it’ll be when it’s finished”,

Museum Volunteer Janet said,” I hope that the work continues in the garden until it truly becomes a place for the people of Stroud and visitors to enjoy.”

More information on the Walled Garden Project can be found on our website by clicking here.


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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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