Leading housebuilder donates £1,000 to Gibberd Garden

THE Gibberd Garden in Harlow has received a £1,000 donation from leading housebuilder Barratt Homes North Thames to allow them to carry on inspiring individuals with its beautiful, playful and enchanted Grade II listed garden. 

The donation comes following the launch of the Barratt Homes’ Community Fund scheme, where the housebuilder gives up to £1,000 a month to charities and organisations in the local area.

Stan Newens, Chair of the Gibberd Garden Trust, said: “The generous donation of £1,000 from Barratt Homes Community Fund is a most welcome gift for which we express our deepest gratitude.

“It will enable us to restore a number of sculptures in the Garden, which will contribute to the high standards that we seek to uphold.”

Created by Sir Frederick Gibberd, Master Planner of Harlow New Town and leading post-war architect, the garden is one of the most important gardens in the country.

Occupying 9 acres of a 14 acre site on the side of a small valley, the garden is full of sculptures and decorative objects including items of architectural salvage.

Visitors can set their sights on lawns, pools, streams and glades, a dramatic mature lime avenue, a brookside walk, a wild garden and much more.

Simon Francis, Managing Director at Barratt Homes North Thames, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to support The Gibberd Garden through the Community Fund Scheme.

“It is such a beautiful garden combining humour and stunning design for all to see.

“As the country’s leading house builder, we are committed to creating a positive legacy, we want to lead the industry not just in the quality of the homes and developments we build, but also in our work with charities and good causes.”

To find out more about The Gibberd Garden visit www.thegibberdgarden.co.uk

Barratt Homes is currently building nearby at Gilden Park in Old Harlow. The development currently has a range of three and four bedroom homes available for property seekers to reserve, starting from £378,000.

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