Thu 16th May 2019
Meet the Gardener
11:00am - 12:30pm
Meet the Head Gardner at Stockwood Discovery Centre for a short walk around our gardens where Gary will talk about the activities in the garden for the month, this will be followed by tea in our café where there will be the opportunity to ask gardening related questions.
The activity will include walking around the gardens
Tea/coffee is included
- Thursday, May 16, 2019
- Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11:00am - 12:30pm
- Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 11:00am - 12:30pm
Stockwood Discovery Centre
Stockwood Discovery Centre tells the stories of real people behind the collections, exploring the history of the region from prehistoric times to the evolution of Stockwood House and the Farley estate.
The display collections include:
- Social history
- Rural crafts
- The Wenlok Jug - a rare medieval masterpiece with strong links to Luton’s history
- Luton's last tram
- The award winning display of Mossman collection of carriages - the largest collection of its kind on display in the UK.
A paradise for garden enthusiasts, Stockwood Discovery Centre is one of the few places in the country where the work of acclaimed artist Ian Hamilton Finlay can be seen on permanent display. His Improvement Garden is a classical garden in which the sculptures are an integral part of the landscape. Once part of the original Stockwood House walled areas, the Period Gardens reflect the changing styles of gardening in this country. New areas include a contemplative Sensory Garden, a colourful World Garden and a Medicinal Garden highlighting the usefulness of plants - designed with environmentally green and sustainable principles in mind.
Stockwood Discovery Centre is the perfect setting for events, meetings and celebrations. See Venue Hire for more information.
To become part of Stockwood Discovery Centre's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com
Other Other Events
Thu 5th Sep 2019
Talk: Lets Talk about Hats
Every first Thursday of the month, Wardown House, Museum and Gallery invites you to an evening talk related to our collections.
Tue 10th Sep 2019
Library Lates: Truth Street
Join David and a very special panel to hear excerpts from Truth Street, learn about the works development, and gain an insight into his very own Luton Library inspirations.
Sun 15th Sep 2019
Heritage Open Days: Up on the Roof
As part of the National Heritage Open Days, Luton Culture has organised a behind the scenes tour of Wardown House's roofs.