On Friday 20th November 2015, Artcore’s team members took part in a lovely walk in the Arboretum Park in Derby as part of the project Invisible Boundaries Sharing Heritage.
What better way to enjoy the wonderful landscape of the park than on foot while enjoying some good fresh air? It was interesting to note how the park changed over the months: we witnessed the magnificent glory of the park during the summer, where trees were all green and full of life; then we saw a colourful landscape with shades of red, yellow and orange during autumn; and now, we wandered around a quiet and cold scenery with branches of the bare trees immersed in a grey sky.
Parks and green spaces are the most frequently used service of all the public services, however, most of the time people are not aware of such spaces.
The Arboretum Park in Derby is an example. Did you know that this park was Britain’s first public park and that it was also a font of inspiration for the development of the Central Park in New York which was based upon the design of the Arboretum? According to Derby Telegraph (2011), the Arboretum Park had being credited as the first municipal Victorian park and it was recognised for playing an important role in the development of leisure time in Britain.
There are so many facts on this park that people in Derby are not aware of and through the Invisible Boundaries Project we are aiming to connect people to the history and the heritage of the park.
There are activities planned such as more themed walks, talks, research, find the fact sessions and historical discussions.
If you would like to be a part of the project, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01332 384561.