16 July 2012

Ambassadors Revamp Museum Garden

Froglife’s Wildlife Ambassadors project has been transforming green spaces all over Peterborough, with help from volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. The project aims to introduce new audiences to wildlife, conservation and gardening and help improve people’s mental health and options in life.  It is funded by Access to Nature.

The latest group have been working their magic on the garden space behind the City’s revamped museum, creating medicinal herb gardens with plants from different periods in history.
The Museum garden before...

The Museum garden after 6 weeks of hard work
“The whole Ambassadors team has been swatting up on herbs and native plants!” explains Project Officer Laura Brady. “We have worked really hard creating raised beds and an accessible path from scratch, as well as a developing a wildlife-friendly corner. Seeing their impact on this previously neglected area has really boosted the group’s confidence and skills.”

A big thank you to all the Ambassadors and volunteers involved in the project!

You can come along and see the final results of the team’s hard work at special open days at the Museum, where the Tudor, Georgian, Victorian, early 20th Century and Dig for Victory gardens will be visited by a Tudor housewife and a Victorian doctor!

Join Froglife at Peterborough Museum’s free garden events:

Wednesday 25th July—1:30 till 4:30pm
Thursday 26th July—1:30 till 4:30pm
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF

Photos: Laura Brady