New wildlife pond officially opened

by Caroline Sier on 5 November 2013


The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust have generously funded the creation of  wildlife pond in the gardens at Lucy Cavendish College. The College wanted the pond to be created as a permanent recognition of the very significant, imaginative and sensitive contribution made by Dr Jane Renfrew to the gardens and to Lucy Cavendish College and the University of Cambridge. Dr Renfrew had been planning the installation of a wildlife pond in her final year at Lucy Cavendish before retiring. This pond complements the existing well-established wildflower garden and the other initiatives to attract birds and other forms of wildlife into the gardens.

On 5th November the Trustees of the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust were officially thanked for their generous donation, as were past students of Dr Renfrew who gave two flowering trees in recognition of the support that they had received from Dr Renfrew during their time as students at Lucy Cavendish, but also in their subsequent careers. Patricia Duff planted one tree adjacent to the pond on behalf of the alumnae, and Dr Renfrew planted the other tree.

Caroline Sier

Head of Development