Benefits to Nantwich
There are many compelling reasons why the Nantwich Walled Garden needs to be saved, but amongst the most important are the benefits that would be brought to the town. For example:
- It’s potentially a very beautiful piece of Nantwich’s heritage.
- Its restoration as a tribute to John Gerard, the famous Tudor herbalist, would ensure that the garden would become a national and international visitor attraction because of Gerard’s reputation.
- Nantwich doesn’t currently have a garden which is open to the public. If the Nantwich Walled Garden is restored, it would complement the many fine Tudor buildings and other attractions in the town.
- Many of the additional visitors who would be attracted to Nantwich would mostly wish to visit the town’s shops, market, restaurants, pubs, museum, church, etc., thus bringing extra revenue to businesses and charitable organisations.
- A number of popular cultural events are organised every year by Nantwich Town Council and other organisations, for example Holly Holy Day, Jazz Festival, Food Festival, Words and Music Festival. The Garden would be an additional attraction for participants at these events, and vice versa – Garden visitors might attend the events too if they’re in town at the time.