One of Artcore’s objective is to provide a platform to implement the learning through volunteering and work experience opportunities in different available projects. As such, we had the opportunity to provide a week placement experience to two students who engaged and carried out some researches for the Invisible Boundaries Project.
This is one example of what the student discovered and learned about the project.
Derby Arboretum opened in 1840 and is often described as “Britain’s first public park”. Although green spaces and common lands had of course existed previously, as had private parkland and gardens, the park in Derby was the first to be deliberately planned as a place of public recreation in an urban setting.
The park forms the major part of the Arboretum Conservation Area designated in 1975, contains two listed buildings, and it is included in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens.
As we live in the UK the wildlife is not the same as those in other countries, however Arboretum Park has a very naturistic theme which consists of a varied wild life. The wildlife in Arboretum Park goes from different types of creatures, to insects, animals etc. it is very exciting to go out and explore all these amazing things. Alongside this, the greenery in the park is most beautiful, seeing the scenery in the arboretum park is instantly a peace bearer.
Arboretum Park was inspired from the New York Park ‘central park’. By looking at the pictures below you can see how alike the two look. In the two pictures below you can also see the nature, wildlife and incredibility of the park.