How Did Your Garden Grow?

December 7, 2014 in Events

The Wishing Tree


GREEN CLOSE have been working on an exciting project exploring the unique history and heritage of the Storey Gardens in Lancaster, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Over recent months, we have been working with Friends of the Storey Gardens, Dallas Road Community Primary School, Lancaster Girls Grammar and the local community to undertake audio recordings for the North West Sound Archive and to create artworks in response to the unique history of the Storey Gardens.

The project will culminate with an intimate environmental lighting experience showcasing the heritage of the Storey Gardens. Come along, be inspired and enjoy a magical evening meandering through this delightful free space in the heart of Lancaster city with talking and wishing trees, as part of the Light Up Lancaster Festival 2014.

Remember to bring a torch and wear suitable footwear!!

ACCESSIBILITY – due to the nature of the gardens with unsurfaced paths and uneven grassy surfaces, we are advising people in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility that the gardens themselves are not fully accessible. Unfortunately, the doorway into the tasting garden is not adequately wide enough to fit a wheelchair.

If you wish to visit the first section of the “How Did Your Garden Grow?” installation please contact the Lead Steward, Pete Flowers, in advance on M: 07415 760158. He will attempt to make available a steward to accompany you through the Storey Institute building utilising the lift, allowing you to visit the first area of the garden with lighting, projection and audio installations. Meet & Greet for this will be outside the main entrance of The Storey Institute on Meeting House Lane, where you will be accompanied up the lift through the building, returning the same way.

There is a small accessible display profiling the project on display in NICE, the Storey Institute cafe.

If you have any pictures, memories or stories you’d like to share, or if you’d like to join in with historical and creative workshops please get in touch.

Or upload your stories & images to our Facebook page

For further information or to book, please contact T:015242 21233 or E: