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Walled Garden Highly Commended
We are delighted to announce that Austin Design Works have received an award from the Landscape Institute for the Walled Garden project, here at the Museum in the Park.
At a ceremony held on the 23rd November at London's The Brewery on Chiswell Street, landscape architect Rachael Emous-Austin of Austin Design Works received the award of Highly Commended in the Small Projects category for the design of the Walled Garden and entranceway. Joining her to celebrate were co-director Matthew Austin of Austin Design Works and Ann Taylor, the Museum's Learning and Programmes Officer.
"We are all so proud; this is confirmation that everyone's efforts and perseverance have paid off" says Ann Taylor, who was part of the dedicated team who managed and fundraised for the project.
The Landscape Institute Awards celebrate the most creative and innovative landscape professionals in recognition of their outstanding work. The project was commended for the engagement of community volunteers during the design and build process and its sensitive, yet contemporary intervention in the setting of a listed building.
"Significantly, the volunteers worked alongside the main contractor to create the community space and orchard area. The Museum now has a living experience for their visitors and a space in which to educate and entertain throughout the seasons. The town has its very own secret garden, crammed full of beautiful, colourful plants, fully accessible and free to visit throughout the year; something quite unique to the area. " - Rachael Emous-Austin CMLI.
The Landscape Institute Awards, now in their 11th year, aim to:
- promote landscape professionals
- advance the knowledge and understanding of all landscape disciplines
- celebrate professional expertise
- reward schemes that demonstrate a high level of commitmentto sustainability
The projects chosen have many public benefits; including health, environmental, social, and economic, bringing communities together – and, increasingly, addressing the issues of sustainability and climate change.
Cathedral of Cloth: Celebrating 600 years of Ebley Mill
Thanks to a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, visitors will be able to step back in time to the sights and sounds of Ebley Mill for a dramatic new exhibition at The Museum in the Park in February 2018.
December Deep Clean
It’s almost December and we’re once again getting that deep-clean feeling. The Museum will be closing its doors for 2017 from December 4, when we’ll be sprucing the place up for a reopening on New Year’s Day. Read on to find out more about exactly what we get up in this month of closing.
Museum work showcased
Some of the Museum's work has recently featured in two national reports.
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