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Renovate Ernest Wilson Garden paths

Funded on Spacehive 10 June 2021 Delivered 28 July 2021

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Renovate Ernest Wilson Garden paths

Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden Trust By Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden Trust

Upgrade the paths in The Ernest Wilson Garden to make them accessible for wheelchairs, buggies etc. Add some more Wilson plants to the collection.

Chipping Campden Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 10 Jun 2021!

The Ernest Wilson Garden commemorates one of the greatest plant hunters of the early twentieth century. Born in 1876 in Chipping Campden 'Chinese' Wilson introduced more than 1,200 plants to the UK. Since opening in 1984 the gravel paths in the garden have degenerated and we would like to renovate them to match the other existing paved paths which will make the whole garden accessible to those in wheelchairs, buggies etc. We would also like to add to the garden more plants which Wilson collected.

What we'll deliver:

  • Renovate disintergrating gravel paths to paved paths
  • Plant additional Ernest Wilson plants

Why it's a great idea:

Walking through the little gate in the high wall is like going into a secret garden. This lovely garden in the heart of Chipping Camden is enjoyed by both locals and visitors. You can sit on your own, with friends or just wander around. We hope that adding more plants will give the garden more year-round interest. It is a botanical garden in that it contains plants collected by Ernest Wilson. We look forward to receiving more visitors seeking out the collection of Wilson plants. Most importantly the garden will be more acessible to more people.

Steps to get it done:

  • Renovate the paths as soon as possible then plant additional plants.

During the past year we have been unable to hold any of our usual fund-raising events and the donation box in the garden has yielded very little due to the lack of tourists. We rely on our members, donations & fund-raising to keep the garden going.

Location Chipping Campden

About the space

The Ernest Wilson Garden is close to the centre of Chipping Campden, a beautiful market town in The Cotswolds.


Cotswold District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £9,336

Renovate paths - £8,178 (88%)
Plants - £500 (5%)
Other - £658 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Renovate paths
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Pay the annual insurance for the garden
  • Pay the annual insurance for the garden
  • Pay for grinding out and removing the stumps of several dead trees to prevent Honey Fungus in the garden

Total £9,336

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