Within the heart of Clifford Whitworth Library on our Peel Park campus, an exciting project has been underway: a brand new Legacy Garden.
The Legacy Garden is a place to commemorate those who have supported our University during their lifetime or have left a legacy gift to the institution.
The focal point of the garden is a sculpture designed by Gillian Davenport, one of our Fine Art graduates, which you can see in the image here.
The sculpture has been made from concrete, with memorial plaques which have beeen engraved into glass and placed around the sculpture on individual plinths, illustrating the themes of life and legacy: life is fragile, but the impact will last for generations.
When asked about the design, Gillian said:
"The most important element of the design was the legacy tree etched into the three panels of glass. The roots are visible to connect the family tree and falling leaves are visible to give the viewer the sense of how fragile life is but also of regrowth."
Read Gillian's interview
Due to the ongoing challenges of the global health pandemic, we experienced several delays in completing the Garden. However, we are proud to announce that the Legacy Garden formally opened on Wednesday 19 October 2022 and we have since welcomed many of the families and friends honouring their loved ones in the grounds.
If you would like to speak to us about remembering someone in our Legacy Garden, to leave a gift in your will, or to request a brochure for more information, please contact Claire Green, Development Manager - Individual Giving.