The coronavirus pandemic has stopped many of the things we would usually do and brought about an increase in awareness of the importance of green space for health (indeed gardening features increasingly in “social prescribing” where doctors prescribe activities instead of medication).
Our community garden can once again be a catalyst for the community... John and Alan our gardeners have worked hard to reinvigorate the garden which was missing the care it usually received from our gardening volunteers who are still self-isolating at home. Hopefully, we will see them back back soon...
All the various areas now have new planting for 2020 including the 'Tudor Rose' planter thanks to the summer bedding plants that were recently donated. 'Rupert the Grasshopper' himself a donation last year from the ‘Women in Sandy Hill – WISH’ is now the figurehead of the 'Tudor Rose' which has been given a new decking patio.
'I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow'. – David Hobson