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 for
groundwork, erection,installation of services and all necessary
preparation which total £63000. This includes obtaining planning
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.