Horniman Museum and Gardens

Horniman Gardens Redevelopment

Help the Horniman invest in their Gardens to ensure they continue to be a welcome green space in the city, and continue to inspire and teach future generations about the world on our doorstep.

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The Horniman Gardens redevelopment is part of Evolution 2010, the Horniman’s long-term project to redevelop all its spaces devoted to the Natural World. Having first opened their gates to the public in 1901, the Gardens are in need of major refurbishment. A refurbished Bandstand and Sunken Garden, improved paths, new ramps and other improved facilities, will ensure they continue to provide our growing public with a welcome space for relaxation and recreation for another 100 years. The Gardens also hold considerable potential to work alongside the Museum’s collections as a living learning resource about the rich diversity of life on earth. A Learning and Community Base, a Musical Play Area and a World Food Garden are some of the developments which will help to open people’s eyes to the world around them. The cost of the planning and construction phase is £2 million. We have been very fortunate in securing support from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. However, alongside this we have to secure almost £1 million in “matched funding” before the project can go ahead. Work is due to commence later in 2010 and complete in 2012. If you know the Horniman, or if you value open spaces in the city and understand the importance of bringing people face to face with nature and the natural environment, we would welcome your support.