Volunteer update and Activities: October 2023

Thank you to everyone who helped in the Waterloo Seafront Gardens during September.  

At our Saturday session in Beach Lawn we had 15 volunteers, when some of us tidied up the rockery and stream and others litter picked, spreading out into the other gardens and along the roadside.  There were 4 at our Tuesday gardening session when we carried on with the monster task of edging the paths in Crescent Garden and sadly our Wednesday session was cancelled because of rain and strong winds.  We put our Sunday gardening session back by a week (exhausted after the Autumn Festival!), when 7 of us worked on the raised bed in Crescent Garden – weeding, planting Armeria and creeping thyme, and putting down bark mulch on the areas we had cleared.

Our Autumn Festival in Marine Garden on the 16th was a great success.  Once again, the weather was kind to us and we raised more than £1,600 from our own stalls (plants, books, raffle, teas and cakes) and from donations made by the other stall holders.  It was lovely to receive lots of positive comments from those who attended and we must give a big thank you to all those who came along on the day to help set up and take down at the end of the afternoon and to the Friends of Moorside Park who lent us tables.

Our volunteer events this month will take place on:

Gardening – Tuesday 10th October meeting at 9.30am meeting outside Crescent Garden near the café;
Litter Picking – Saturday 14th October meeting at 10.30am meeting in Potter’s Barn;
Gardening – Sunday 15th October meeting at 2.00pm; and
Gardening – Wednesday 25th October meeting at 1.00pm both meeting outside Crescent Garden near the café.

As usual, all equipment, and refreshments will be provided.  Please do come along and join us!

Best wishes, 

Janet Markland
Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens