Spetchley Park Gardens, Spetchley, Worcestershire. WR5 1RS. England. Tel: 01453 810303. Email: email@example.com
©2007 - 2013 Spetchley Park Gardens
This historic house with rare plants and specialist nurseries makes an ideal day out and venue for weddings, film location and photographic shoots (product and fashion)
The Spetchley Revival Project is designed to raise £1.6m to rejuvenate the garden's heritage as well as improve access to the surrounding parkland and provide an interpretation and learning centre to allow visitors and researchers to come and understand the history of Spetchley, the Berkeley family, the gardens and the landscape that helps to make up this most beautiful of places.
The water features, in particular the garden and park lakes, will be rejuvenated to improve visitor experience, habitat provision and water quality.
The Cart Sheds in the current car park will be converted into a learning and interpretation centre where visitors will be able to understand the history of Spetchley through access to the Berkeley family archives as well as audience participation in activity packs and interpretative modules and designs.
Access to the garden and surrounding parkland will be improved through the provision of a new Car Park and Welcome Centre allowing for a new entrance to the garden and permissive routes into the Deer Park and Parkland.
The conservation of the historic Sovereign Coach, hidden away for too long will be undertaken. This will form part of the Interpretation Centre and provide a wonderful focal point.
We hope you approve of our plans. If so we would be delighted if you wish to help us achieve our aim.
Great News! We have learnt that our first round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund has been successful and they want us to develop our project, in particular the restoration of the Garden Lake and the Sovereign Coach as well as the converting the Cart Sheds into a Learning and Interpretation centre. To do this they are willing to give us a grant of £134k. Now we must use this very generous grant to make a truely inspirational second round application.
We also made an application to DEFRA for a grant from the Rural Development Fund to help Spetchley boost tourism in the area by providing a sustainable car park and visitor centre which would play a pivotal role in achieving the aim of the Revival Project. DEFRA have given their endorsement for us to take this part of the project further.
Our aim now is to concentrate on ensuring that we can provide a sustainable and robust application to both HLF and DEFRA and thus ensure that, if successful, Spetchley can become a hub for volunteers and visitors alike and ensure that it plays a central role within Worcestershire tourism and the Local Communities.