Liz Timmer is right when she implies in her letter ‘Gardening adds feelgood factor’ that there is nothing quite like the work-out, both mental and physical, provided by picking up a spade and transforming a bare patch of ground into a beautiful garden.
The new North Street Ribbon Borders in Horsham are an excellent example of local authority and community groups coming together for the improvement of our environment and are now providing such a workout for a group of volunteer gardeners who spend one morning a month energetically weeding , trimming and tidying.
This volunteer project is jointly led by John Marder, landscape and horticultural officer, Horsham District Council, and myself.
Between us we have a huge amount of horticultural experience which we wish to bring to the group. We meet monthly on a Sunday, at the entrance to Horsham Park (North Street side) by the new Ribbon Gardens sign from 10am-1pm.
If you would like to come along to our next session give me a call on 01403 241695.
Our plan is to turn this volunteer opportunity into a Sunday morning gardening club where both John and I can pass on some of our experience we have gained through a life time working in horticulture.
Ribbon Garden volunteer co-ordinator, Clarence Road Horsham