Saturday 21 September saw the launch of an exhibition in the Wildlife Garden in Ferry Meadows, showcasing our various completed and ongoing Nenescape projects in the Park.
The Nenescape projects showcased in the exhibition are:
- The riverside boardwalk in Bluebell Wood - completed!
- Bringing Nature Closer: Wetland meadow restoration on Heron and Goldie Meadow - completed!
- Gateway Art: Rivers of the World community art project - ongoing
- Nenescape Apprentices: Offering two apprentices the chance to learn new skills in the Park - ongoing
- Caster Station Master's cottage garden: restoring this green space with new planting - coming soon
- Walking with Romans: New heritage trails about the Roman heritage of Nene Park - coming soon
The exhibition was launched on Saturday with a celebration event in the sunshine attended by Nene Park Trust staff, trustees, volunteers, partners and contractors involved in the various projects, as well as project funders, including The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Attendees at the event had a chance to look around the exhibition, watch a slideshow outlining the various stages of the completed projects, give feedback and go for a guided walk to view the work carried out on Heron Meadow and the new boardwalk. There were also speeches from Matthew Bradbury, CEO of Nene Park Trust, Brian Parker a volunteer for Nene Park Trust, Adrian Evans from Thames Festival Trust and Claire Thirlwall from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
A ribbon was cut, to officially open one of the new viewing platforms overlooking Heron Meadow, by Barbara Hadoke, wife of the late Terry Hadoke, a long standing trustee for Nene Park Trust and a passionate supporter of the meadow restoration project.
New interpretation panels are now in place at the new viewing platforms, giving visitors more information about the project and the wildlife they are likely to see.
The Nenescape exhibition is being held in the Wildlife Garden near the Visitor Centre in Ferry Meadows with information available for visitors on all the Nenescape projects until November. Go along and find out more!