The Garden Shed project is the result of years of work between Gateshead Council and community organisations looking at how best to support and develop new creative businesses.
The space provided in The Stables area of the Gibside grounds has already several community projects signed-up such as wood-engravers, willow weavers and felt workers.
It's thought by having such added attractions to the grounds the location will have more appeal to potential visitors. It also means the new businesses will get added foot-fall because of the popularity of National Trust Gibside.
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- 120,000 people who visit Gibside each year.
- An estimated 8,000 visited Gibside over the Easter weekend.
The Gateshead Council website has more information about The Garden Shed project.