Open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the year unless it snows!
A group of volunteers took over the derelict walled garden nine years ago. The intention was to restore the garden to be productive and to be used by those who would benefit from such a space.
Over the years we have built, restored, gardened and cared for this magical place. We have raised the money to do this from various generous institutions and bodies.
At present, two special schools come to us regularly. We are to be joined later this month by Talk Back who will be bringing groups on both days that we are pen.
Do come and visit us. We can put the kettle on, (any excuse)!
LRMG OPEN DAY Saturday 18th July 2020. 1200 to 4.30pm.
Anne, Pat, Tim, Ken, Penny, Matt, Gill and Lynne [LRMG volunteers].
We teach volunteers the skills of gardening and horticulture. We work with them in the garden. Paperwork is dealt with in side the adjacent retreat house. We teach, they make notes and keep their diaries of what they have done on a daily basis. We need covered accommodation within the garden where we can teach and work under cover. We have obtained plans of a suitable education centre. It will have room for tables and chairs, a small kitchen, lavatory and a disabled lavatory.
After much discussion, we have managed to obtain quotes forgroundwork, erection,installation of services and all necessarypreparation which total £63000. This includes obtaining planning permission.
We started raising money in 2012 and obtained a grant of £5000 from the Rothschild foundation.
By March 2014, we have raised a total of £49000.
April 2014. Planning permission for Education centre granted.
August 2014. Building takes place. See Garden Pictures page.
More money needed for fitting out, desks, chairs etc.
17 December 2014. We are in. See Garden Pictures. chairs etc.
Unfortunately, building costs had extras so we still need donations.