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Walled Garden - major milestone reached
With the handover of the new Learning Pavilion to the Museum team, the next major step in bringing the walled garden to life is all so much closer!
The Pavilion - the Museum's new learning building - is the centrepiece to the whole walled garden project. As this blog detailed, this is a much needed space for the Museum and its visitors, in particular those groups who book our learning programme.
Funding for this building came from a generous award by Gloucestershire Environmental Trust, Stroud District Council and the Friends of the Museum, along with a significant amount of public donations.
The modern design of the Pavilion reflects the traditional lean-to buildings found in walled gardens. It is clad in materials which complement its surroundings and features a planted roof, solar panels and large sliding doors, bringing the outside and inside together – an inspirational setting for learners at the Museum.
With the south-west area of the Garden having been completed as part of our Arts Council Funded project (more in this blog), along with the north-east area containing the Pavilion, half the garden is now complete (although of course being a garden it is never 'complete'!).
The orchard in the north-west corner of the garden will be the last feature to be created, as all building works have to be completed beforehand for practical reasons.
As we celebrate the handover of the Pavilion, with the Friends of the Museum, we are already well on our way to securing enough funding to construct the exciting entranceway up into the Garden from the existing Museum reception (more in this blog). Once this is in place, all visitors will be able to access the Garden and collectively bring it back to life!
Photograph shows the new Learning Pavilion situated in the Walled Garden.
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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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