This October will mark the 10th anniversary of the Belhaven Community Garden in the grounds of Belhaven Hospital and if you haven’t visited for a while, you need to head over and admire the changes. The Sensory Garden has matured beautifully, the willow and blackthorn hedges are now home to several dozen sparrow families, and the orchard trees are no longer sticks in the ground but productive, medium sized fruit trees. The pear and plum blossom is just coming to an end but the apple blossom will be out in the next few weeks, and it really is stunning to see.
It’s over a year now since the new garden steering group was set up and there are now 8 of us working together including Lizzie Swarbrick, our new Events Coordinator. Lizzie is brimming full of ideas to run more events in the garden for our community so keep a look out in the SD newsletter or on the BCG Facebook group for upcoming events. Our next one is a Seedling Swap and Plant Sale on Saturday May 14th, 2-5pm – a great chance to swap the extra seedlings you don’t have space for or find a new variety of seedling you’d like to try to grow.
But first, let me bring you up to date with some of the things that have happened in the garden this year already. Read more…..