This project will provide an exciting outdoor classroom in the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Utilising the little used "Fern Garden" we want to create a semi-enclosed area for both formal and informal groups. When not being used for educational purposes it will be available as a small multi use performance area.
We know this is really needed as around 5000 pupils/students visit the Gardens each year as part of their Environmental Studies. Part of their study time is in the Hopkirk Building and the remainder in the open air of the Gardens - an outdoor classroom will provide a perfect venue for outdoor learning.
This will be of benefit to any group wishing a quieter area, but still outdoors, with a presentation area . Funding is being sought to improve access to the garden/classroom, create a circular pathway suitable for disability access, provide seating for approx 50 using reclaimed stone and recycled plastic “wood” seating, a central podium area suitable for lecturers/performance groups, replanting of the area with appropriate fern and woodland plant collections and new entrance gates.
We are seeking funds to enable the delivery of the project by the end of 2016 in time to celebrate the Bicentenary of the establishment of Glasgow Botanic Gardens in May 2017.
If the amount you wish to donate is not listed on this page then please visit the Donate to a park page, choose Park Fund and then type "outdoor classroom" in the Why did you want to support this park/city fund? field. If you would like to support the project by TEXT then simply text "CLAS57 £10" to 70070.
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