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Board members now needed at Elvaston.
Could it be you?

Image courtesy of Sandra Hull
The Wise Owl at Elvaston?                                           Our image courtesy of Sandra Hull

 

The new board to facilitate the growth and development of Elvaston Castle is now being recruited.  Derbyshire County Council, in partnership with the National Trust and the local community, are the lead body for the development process…

‘…we’ve recently appointed a Chair of an advisory ‘Development Board’ for Elvaston Castle, and are now looking to recruit other Board members who can bring a range of expertise to bear including business planning and finance, fundraising, built and cultural heritage, and partnership working.

The Development Board will work in partnership with Derbyshire County Council and others to champion the formation of the new managing body for the Estate that will ultimately take on responsibility for the Estate and make the Vision a reality. Future Elvaston 10 Year Vision Plan.

internetIconMini  Source: http://www.futureelvaston.co.uk/development-board/

These historic gardens and buildings of this wonderful estate, situated between Derby and Nottingham, are in need of investment, sound strategic management of a new future, all combined with a sensitivity and acknowledgement to the work of preservation and community engagement that has gone before.

You can view, print and download a copy of the Role Profile and Terms of Engagement for the Board posts here.

For an informal discussion about the role and what it entails, you can contact contact Nick Sellwood, Elvaston Castle Project Development Manager, National Trust on 07876 591932

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 10th April 2015

Interview Date: It is planned to conduct interviews on Thursday 7th May 2015

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Autumn Walks…

With the temperature getting a bit more seasonal, but with plenty of sunshine still lighting up the footpaths, then now is the time to think about dusting of the waterproof jacket and polishing those walking boots.

The National Trust have just published a new book for the leisure walker, Great British Walks, which features some of the choicest landscape and countryside walks in the UK.

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Buy this book on-line here…

If the wandering bug has started to bite, you can view the details of this new title and purchase a copy on-line from the National Trust Bookshop. (…would make a great Christmas present).

See more here…

Don’t forget to join William the Tree Transplanter on Sunday 12th October 2014 at Elvaston Castle Country Park.

This is a great opportunity to stroll throughout the grounds of Elvaston Castle and enjoy the fruits of William Barron‘s efforts and to discover ‘The British Winter Garden’ he created for the 4th Earl of Harrington.

“William Barron’s work at Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, the seat of the Earls of Harrington, became famous when the gardens were opened to the public during the 1850s. Working with his employers, Barron utilised a variety of landscape gardening techniques including the provision of topiary, rockwork, a lake and hundreds of trees, many of which were transplanted great distances, to transform the grounds into a private chivalric fantasy realm.

Subsequently, with the support of the Stanhopes, Barron utilised this knowledge and experience to develop careers as nurseryman, tree transplanter, and landscape gardener receiving multiple private and public commissions including some for major urban parks such as Peel Park, Macclesfield (1854)”.

Abstract from William Barron (1805 – 1891) & Nineteenth Century British Arboriculture: Evergreens in Victorian Industrialising Society – Paul Elliott et al, The Journal of the Garden History Society, 2007

Web link iconRead the fuller abstract on-line here…

Web link iconSee more of this tree focused Elvaston William Barron event here…

Web link iconYou can locate Elvaston Country Park here… a great place to walk anytime!

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