The Halton Gardening Group was established in 2012 with the aim of providing a forum to share information, swap plants and gardening know-how, and to improve the local environment of the village of Halton.
All are welcome. You don’t need any gardening knowledge or expertise. We are keen to involve all sections of our community, and we are open to ideas and suggestions for individual and community benefit. We are enthusiastic amateurs with a varied range of knowledge and experience.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, currently online due to government restrictions (Jan 2021).
The group have been very busy in 2021 refurbishing the Memorial Garden on the corner of Low Rd and Foundry Lane, with support from the Parish Council, contractors, and any other willing volunteers. Over £2000 has already been raised from grants and plant sales to help with the restoration. Donations so far received: Halton Lune Trust, Duchy of Lancaster, DPD Eco Fund, Logs Direct, HiQ Tyres & Autocare, and the Lancaster Community Fund for which we are very grateful.
This ambitious project has captured the imagination of our members and supporters, and we have managed to achieve a huge amount of work, so far but there is a always a great deal of work to do to maintain the garden and any additional help will be greatly appreciated.
We have removed and reduced overgrown in the three border beds and replanted with a selection of plants and flowers, which reflect the era during which the garden was built and are sensitive to its purpose as a Memorial space. Working with the cherry tree which has been pruned to allow more light, and some remaining shrubs, the new planting will provide year round interest and colour, with respect for wildlife. We expect it will take us until Summer 2022 to complete.
This will provide an interesting foreground to the historic Motte and Bailey behind and complement any heritage conservation and promotion in the future.
If you are interested in helping with our Memorial Garden project or joining our group, please get in touch with Anne Snowden, Secretary HGG, 07523 182617, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org