The Geraldine Nature & Sculpture Trail is one of the projects allocated funding nationally as part of the Government’s STAPP (Strategic Asset Protection Programme), that is to be administered by local Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) around the country.
This includes the responsibility for project management and gathering a management group from the local community to work collaboratively on the project.
The vision for the trail is to create an integrated experience which spans nature, the arts, history, and culture, to tell the story of Geraldine and its people. Art installations will be sited along the trail to create an art and sculpture trail which is free to enter and enjoy, at any time.
It is envisaged that the Geraldine Nature & Sculpture Trail will become a legacy project for Timaru District that will encourage more visitors to stay overnight to enjoy the attractions of the Geraldine area and wider Timaru District.
See here for the full project vision.
In November 2020 Rough & Milne, specialist Landscape Architects, were appointed to the project.
A specialist landscape architecture firm based in Christchurch, with offices around the country, Rough & Milne has experience in urban design and landscape planning. They will be working in conjunction with Ariki Creative on the cultural aspects of the project.
Follow this page for regular updates on the project.