Hill Close Gardens Trust

Growing Together

Extending our educational resources to enhance the experience of school class visits both out of doors and inside the Hill Close Centre.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 6:55 PM, 5 August 2013 to 6:55 PM, 5 August 2013




  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)



We are the victims of our success. We have only one main meeting room, and it is so popular - it has become Warwick's Village Hall - that schools visits are clashing with other uses. We intend to provide more facilities outside our Centre for visiting schools, such as a covered gathering space, outside toilets, and storage for educational equipment. This will allow us to run some schools activities in parallel with other uses of the Centre. The covered gathering space will include a substantial Photovoltaic array, to provide visitors of all ages with another practical example of sustainable energy to add to our existing portfolio. The estimated costs are: Centre extension and toilets £ 40,000 Photovoltaics £ 20,000 Gathering space £ 10,000 Professional & Project Management £ 10,000 Of this £ 80,000 total Hill Close Gardens Trust will contribute up to 50%