Walled Garden - major milestone reached

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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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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