The launch of the Millennium Garden and Sign with the chairperson of Leicestershire County Council and of the 2000 Committee, Barry Webster and John Cull who donated the land for the Garden.
The Millennium Garden is located at the junction of the A512 and The Moor.
The Coleorton 2000 Committee, which later became Coleorton Heritage Group, was initiated in 1998 to devise a way of commemorating the new millennium. It developed the Millennium Garden in a plot of land kindly donated by Joan Cull, erected a commemorative sign and organised various associated celebrations and events. The sign was designed by local resident Marian Walsh and carved and painted by artist Isabell Lynham.
There are 3 benches from which to enjoy the garden and have a rest when out walking (or jogging!). One is dedicated to George Neal who was Farm Bailiff for the Beaumonts at the beginning of last century.
In December 2011 a replacement plaque acknowledging the donation of the land by Mrs Cull was erected on the end of the fence around the Millennium Garden.
The coat of arms depicted on the Sign is that of The Beaumont family. The motto "Erectus non Elatus" means "Proud but not arrogant".
School children from Viscount Beaumont's School planted a "Time capsule" under the sign with many items for future children and heritage lovers to find one day, including coins, stamps and small toys.
Millennium Garden & Sign in 2007
Dedication to Ken Cull
Bagshaw Family dedication
George Neal, Coleorton Farm bailiff
Millennium Garden & Sign in July 2020