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Volunteers Week at the Walled Garden Project
1-7 June is Volunteers Week at the Walled Garden Volunteer Project

1- 7 June is Volunteers Week at the Walled Garden Volunteer Project.  

Every Wednesday and Friday the Walled Garden and its historic service buildings, propagation houses and unique structures; together with the Volunteer Study room of the Estate Office, come alive as they play host to members of our fascinating Volunteer Project.  

In its 21 years the Walled Garden Project has transformed the Walled Garden from a state of overgrown dereliction to what you see before you today.  Project members have not only been instrumental in the clearing, re-design and planting of the garden.  But also, the conservation of the unique and fascinating structures and service buildings surrounding the Walled Garden, researching the history of the garden and wider estate including the social history of the Gardeners, and staff of the Walled Garden and farm, its time as a training ground for Land Girls during the Second World War and a list of over 100 members of staff and residents of Luton Hoo Estate who left to join the war effort in WW1.  The Research Projects undertaken form an incredible resource of the diverse history of the Walled Garden and wider Estate.

Work continues; in the prop houses, in the Conservation Team, the Grounds Team, the Research Team; with Oral History and of course, in the garden with the Gardeners.  New Projects are regularly discussed, and new enterprises planned in order to open the Walled Garden up to as many people as possible.  

The Walled Garden Project has become a place of great comradery, hard work and incredible ideas put into action.  Put simply the Walled Garden would not exist without the amazing input of our Volunteers.  They continue to put so much into their work here, and every year we are reminded of how much the garden has changed and how much has been achieved by the wonderful feedback from visitors to our Open Wednesday, Walks, Talks, Partnership Days, Bug Hunts, Children's Workshops, School Visits, Oral History depositions and Study days.  (None of which could take place without them!)

We are incredibly thankful and this Volunteers Week we say ...

THANK YOU!  

At the Walled Garden Project our volunteers as little or as much as they would like within our Wednesday and Friday volunteer days.  There is something for everyone within the Project:

Conservation

Groundwork

Gardening

Research

Oral History

Education

Within each of these areas there are always a number of fascinating projects to work on as well the multi-faceted gardening that ensures the Walled Garden is as the beautiful as possible throughout the seasons.

Would you like to discuss opportunities at the Walled Garden Project and how you could be part of something a little bit special?

Call or email for an informal chat:

molly.draper@lutonhooestate.co.uk

01582-721443