Create a Museum in the Garden. Remember a Friend. 



Thanks in large part to generous donations and the 2020 Fund a Cobble fundraiser our fabulous new Museum in a Garden will be officially open on 24 June 2021!

Check out all the rewards donators have provided for the garden:   Inscribe a Bench | Engrave a Cobble | Name a Cobble

Whether sitting admiring the sculptures as they go up, or picnicking, playing chess, tending to vegetables in the Sean Moran Community garden we hope to see it full of life this summer.  Our community partners have been tirelessly building garden boxes while TY students worked with LIT on the first of our new museum object sculptures. 

Hundreds of cobbles have been engraved and inscribed by a local stonemason and volunteers, but we have had many requests for more.   So now is your chance!  We have reopened the fundraiser for you to remember a friend or loved one and to help us deliver even more. A couple more rewards have been added.



Choose one of the rewards below or simply leave a donation of your preferred amount:




Choose one of the rewards below or simply leave a donation of your preferred amount:

*we are sorry the cost of the cobbles was more than originally budgeted hence the increase in price




Thanks to your support, the engraved cobbles are now sold out!

Your support will: 

  • maintain the Museum in a Garden as an open public space
  • support community groups working in it
  • promote health and wellbeing for everyone
  • Engage and educate hundreds of Limerick children


You can also help fund the supersize sculptures



We also need support to produce more of our 3D Museum Replicas, or to encourage sculptors to create new pieces for the remaining six plinths in the garden.   If you can donate €250 or more we can claim the 31% tax relief, making your donation worth nearly a third more.   As well as more sculpture we want to improve lighting and disabled access and use of the garden…






Click here to see the campaign press release



Three finalists and a public consultation later, the judges of the Hunt Museum Garden Design Competition decided on Nicola Haines’s amazing community influenced garden for the Hunt Museum.

Click HERE to see more about it. 



Click here to see the full details



 A survey to check the condition of the trees and undertake any necessary action was carried out by an independent contractor of the OPW on 29 September 2020.

Click HERE to see the full results of this survey.




A cash prize competition to create a sculpture from the Chestnut tree stump for our new Museum in a Garden. The sculpting is to take place over the Summer of 2021.




For Further information: 

Tel. 353 (0)61 312 833  email: