Whitby Walled Garden project gets £10,000 National Lottery funding boost
Volunteers and service users from partnership groups have been working since May to begin to clear and restore the market garden to grow and harvest fruit, vegetables and cut flower beds and help to encourage a rich habitat for pollinators.
The gardeners have built a strong community relationship and helped to reduce loneliness and isolation.
This long-term programme hopes to help people become involved in nature and promote emotional, physical and social well-being.
Supported sessions run twice a week and there is plenty of work still to do.
The groups are planning new raised beds for seated and no - bend gardening, a walk of sunflowers and introducing diversity of native plants to hedgerows.
The groups welcome new volunteers, from beginners to experts, with all types of skills and interests.
Garden Co-ordinator Effie Burns said: “In the worst of the winter weather, the groups have the opportunity to meet for their planning and skill learning in the warmth of The Coliseum in Whitby.
"If you have green fingers or just want to get involved and learn something new, please get in touch.”
Email [email protected] if you’re interested.
Use of the garden is restricted to registered volunteers only and not open to the public - the trust kindly asks people not to visit without permission.