After 12 years with no gardener, the grounds were very overgrown so we had our work cut out. Luckily we enlisted the help of our amazing volunteers, some of whom do similar work in Newsham Park on a regular basis, and they joined us for a walk-around where we came up our plan of attack. Then earlier this week, Don, Denise, Vinny, Karen, Mark & Laura arrived armed with shovels, loppers, wheelbarrows, litter-pickers, rakes and elbow grease to get stuck in.
It took a full day and a half but by the end the sun came out and we had managed to clear some good spaces round the front and back of the building by strimming weeds & cutting down bushes. We also showed The Old Library some love after clearing the drive and picking up at least 15 bags of litter!
It was a fab team effort and we are so thankful for the help of our volunteers, we simply couldn’t have done it without them. If you’d like to come along and admire their efforts, our Heritage Open Day event will run on Saturday 15th September from 10am to 3pm!