5 Jun 2017

Community garden in full bloom once again

Weekly gardening sessions have started again for the summer at GreenSquare's community garden in Page Close, Calne.

Residents at Page Close in Calne have taken part in regular sessions at the community garden for the past three years, and have worked hard to breathe life into the planters at the estate, transforming the look of the area.

As a result, the community garden has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ section of their Britain in Bloom Awards for the past two years.

The sessions, which are funded and run by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust as part of their Milestone Project, are open to anyone who would like to take part and are run on Wednesdays from 3pm.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's Milestone Project aims to connect people, particularly between the ages of 11-24, with their local, natural environment by offering opportunities to participate in practical activities and widen their knowledge and appreciation of local green spaces and nature reserves. 

At the sessions, you will join Simon from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust to help with planting, weeding, and harvesting. This year, people will also have the opportunity to create some art work for the garden too.  

Sue Chapman, GreenSquare's Community Involvement Officer, said: "The garden is really taking shape again and it looks like there will be a bumper fruit harvest this year too! If you would be interested in helping out the garden, whatever your age, or would like to find out more about the project, please do get in touch.”

If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Sue Chapman on sue.chapman@greensquaregroup.com