Stanwick Community Garden is a small, green oasis developed by a group of individuals with varying levels of horticultural knowledge and experience, working together since it was a bare piece of land approximately 5 years ago.
The community is self-funding and would usually hold an annual Open Day and Plant Sale to raise the funds to improve the garden and access for all.
The impact of Covid-19 this year has meant that they have had to scale back their plant growing this year and members of the team volunteered to take some of the seedlings home to nurture them in their gardens during the lockdown.
Unable to hold their usual Open Day Plant and Cake Sale the group decided to offer the plants up for a donation to charity instead. They wanted to give back to the community having successfully secured some grant funding last year. Once the seedlings had become small plants, the plants were offered for sale or a donation to support the local charity Cransley Hospice whose fundraising events have had to be put on hold due to the coronavirus.
This proved very popular with the members of the group who gave generously and raised an amazing £200 for Cransley Hospice, even more than they had raised the previous year, with cakes and savouries!
The group continues to look after the gardens, socially distanced of course, and look forward to welcoming visitors again and raising even more money at next year’s Open Day. https://www.facebook.com/stanwickcommunitygarden/