The Garden of Time is located to the east of the campus, nestled under the Witches Craig and looking up at the Ochils, and with spectacular views of Airthrey Castle and the Wallace Monument.
The Garden is a place where nature meets art and where students, alumni, staff and friends can celebrate a special memory, anniversary or achievement, or recognise or remember a loved one by making a donation to the University of Stirling.
Donations will enhance the student experience, support groundbreaking research, scholarships and the future development of the Garden of Time.
All donations will be recognised in the Garden of Time as well as on our online book of benefactions on a specially created memories web page. Our aim is to allow our descendants to read about the people who also loved and were inspired by the garden.
Donations of £250 will be recognised on an engraved ring at the bottom of one of a group of sculptural stakes designed and crafted by Edinburgh-based artist, Adrea Geile.
Geile explores the relationship between the landscape, architecture and living plants. The material of oxidised steel is used for its many qualities, providing a soft surface and interacting with the landscape. Her sculptures are elegant and durable.
The engraved ring is handcrafted and designed by local blacksmiths.
Donations of £1000 will be recognised on an engraved leaf plaque attached to a tree planted in the Garden of Time.
Planting is in line with the themes from Thomas White's landscape masterplan which has mapped out the location and types of trees in the garden including the replanting of the original avenue of trees leading to Airthrey Castle.
These leaf plaques are completely unique and are hand designed and crafted by local Blacksmiths.
All donations that are acknowledged in the Garden of Time have a story.
These stories are recorded on our online memories section which can be viewed here.
The Art Collection has identified several pieces of art and sculpture that would enhance the Garden of Time. Certain donations would allow the University Art Collection to acquire sculpture and the donation would be recognised on our online memories page.
There are currently several pieces of sculpture by artists Andrea Geile and Helen Denerley which range in price from £1000-£6000.