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Walled Garden - Blooming!
In its first full year the Walled Garden continues to amaze and delight visitors.
‘A picture speaks a thousand words’ – this is certainly true of the Walled Garden, which in its first full growing season is delighting visitors with a range of plants and colourful borders. The Pergola, paid for by the Museum Friends, has been installed along with some ‘quick win’ planting, such as runner beans and sweet peas.
A big thank you to our hard working gardening volunteers, those that undertake maintenance, those that continue to tend to the plants and removing those weeds(!), through to those who also engage with visitors to make sure they get the most from their visit. If you are interested in joining the ‘gardening’ team please do contact the Museum. Some knowledge of plants and a willingness to engage with the public is required.
As well as continuing to delight visitors, the recently opened Walled Garden is providing a new home to some of our lovely insects and animals, furthering the biodiversity of the Garden and potential for new learning opportunities and partnerships.
We have teamed up with Stroud based Help a Hedgehog Hospital to home three rescued hedgehogs in the Garden. We have one male and two females. The hedgehogs have a nest box/ feeding station in the orchard. More information: http://helpahedgehog.org/index.php
A partnership has been formed with Peter Lead of the Stroud Beekeepers. Peter has installed a hive which is home to a colony of bees from Westonbirt. This has allowed the introduction of a Saturday ‘Buzz Club’ at the Museum for those interested in beekeeping with an additional session for those that are home-schooled. Peter remarked “This gives us a great opportunity to study honeybees and all pollinating insects at work in the wonderful walled garden that is full of plants specially chosen for pollinating insects.” Further information including future meeting dates can be found on the Stroud Beekeepers website here: https://www.stroudbeekeepers.co.uk/buzzclub
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