The creation of a new multi-use learning space (the 'Pavilion') in the derelict walled garden that adjoins the Museum in the Park
Posted: 9th October 2010
Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF
The largest ever grant awarded by The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust was made to the Friends of Stroud District Museum for the creation of a new multi-use learning space (the 'Pavilion') in the derelict walled garden that adjoins the Museum in the Park, Stroud.
The garden has never been open to the public. The Pavilion is the flagship feature of an exciting plan to open the garden to the community and offer new learning and public programming opportunities. The Pavilion's high quality contemporary design ensures the indoor and outdoor space are intertwined, with echoes back to the typical lean-to structures found in walled gardens and the large windows creating a frame on the landscape for the user, much as the garden does when viewed from above.
Work on site so far has involved removing Japanese Knotweed found in the location of the Pavilion and other dangerous materials from site. Other funding for the wider project includes £60,000 by Stroud District Council and £50,632 from Arts Council England. The latter is for a project to work with Stroud Valleys Project to clear and prepare the ground of the derelict garden.