Glenfinart Walled Garden’s plans for participating in Forestry Commission Scotland’s Annual Easter Eggstravaganza at Ardentinny on 21 April are well underway. After the winter storms which flooded parts of the garden, the volunteers (with the help of the Payback Team) have been hard at work constructing paths, installing edging in the vegetable plots and constructing raised beds in the polytunnel.
Claire’s innovative Children’s Garden is set to become a favourite with the kids this summer. Joining Bug Hotel, Elfin Cottage, the cycle wheel sculpture and the amazing flying fishes will be real flower beds complete with bed ends!
Over the past couple of weeks, levelling work has been taking place at the garden’s public area. This will provide a picnic site as well as an area for the erection of marquees. The Trust would like to extend its gratitude to Alan Cartledge of Glenfinart Caravan park who kindly loaned a digger and driver. Thanks also go to Scott, who over three days made an excellent job of the levelling.
With the garden going from strength to strength, so also are the volunteer numbers. Despite the (sometimes) inclement weather, it’s a wonderful tranquil environment in which to spend a few hours each week. Of course, it’s not all weeding and digging, with many facets to the garden, volunteers can easily find an activity that they are comfortable with, and contribute to the success of the project. So if you’re interested in getting involved, get in touch with Jimmy Gordon on 01369 810170 or Lynn Kerr on 01369 810275, or simply drop in to the garden if you see the gate open (usually Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
The Glenfinart Walled Garden Team looks forward to welcoming you for the new season.