Leigh Neighbours will be hosting more of our popular hanging basket workshops later in the month.
Appealing to gardeners of all ages and abilities, the drop-in workshops demonstrate how to craft beautiful hanging baskets for gardens, alleys, frontages and public spaces.
Residents are invited to come along to these free workshops with their empty baskets, which will be filled with complimentary compost and a variety of bedding plants. A limited number of baskets and brackets are also available.
“Making the environment greener is one of our main priorities,” explains the chair of Leigh Neighbours, Susan Gredecki. “When we carried out our public consultation exercises back in 2010/2011, local residents were keen to stress that this was an issue they felt passionate about. Improving how an area looks by introducing more greenery is a win-win all round.
“These workshops are popular with people of all ages and abilities and it’s open for residents and community groups to pop along to, there’s no need to book in advance. The materials are all provided free of charge. They’re always popular with the local schools and it’s always such a pleasure to see the children engrossed in their planting. It’s a great way of bringing the community together and building community spirit.”
The drop-in workshops are being held:
10am Thursday 19th May, St John’s Community Garden , Gordon Street
10am Friday 20th May, Sacred Heart Parish Centre, W almesley Road
10am Saturday 21st May, Railway Road, opposite the old college.