Sharing the adventure

A case study day to help you reach more people.

The Gardens Trust has been working on a Lottery-funded project to learn how to share our passion for historic parks and gardens with new people and gather more supporters for this vulnerable heritage.

We have tested 5 pilot activities that can be readily repeated by others – we have faced the learning curve so you don’t have to!

Join us to hear first-hand accounts of the pilots from the volunteers who ran them, and pick their brains to see how they worked. The day is intended to showcase a project that we are all very proud of, but also help inspire and guide anyone who may also be thinking about trying to reach new people.

This is a free event hosted by the Gardens Trust, but places are limited so please book via by 8th November 2019. It will be held in the Dickens Room at the Birmingham and Midland Institute.

Sharing the Adventure: Programme

10.30am: Tea and coffee

11.00am: Overview
(Linden Groves, the Gardens Trust)

11.15pm: A 3-generation Family Excursion to Wicksteed Park, Northamptonshire
(Elaine Johnson and Carol Fitzgerald, Northamptonshire Gardens Trust)

11.45am: An Open Day for All at Catton Park, Norfolk
(Sally Bate, Norfolk Gardens Trust)

12.15pm : A Garden History Social Event at Blaise Castle, Bristol
(Ros Delany, Avon Gardens Trust)

12.30pm: The Garden History Lucky Dip – the 21st century lecture alternative!
(Audrey Gerber, Avon Gardens Trust)

12.45pm: Discussion

1.00pm: Lunch
(with an opportunity to play the Garden History Lucky Dip, view a display of audience development materials, and have a go at some of the piloted activities)

1.45pm : An Introductory Conservation Workshop at Kenwood and Russell Square, London
(Barbara Deason, London Parks and Gardens Trust)

2.15pm : Research and Recording for new volunteers at Warley Woods, the Black Country
(introducing Warley Woods’ newest volunteers!)

2.45pm: Discussion

3.00pm: Tea and coffee

3.30pm: A Research and Recording primary school project
(Suzanne Carter, freelance engagement consultant)

4.00pm: Discussion

4.15pm: Broadening our Horizons: a look to the future
(Linden Groves, the Gardens Trust)

4.30pm: Close