Volunteer Update and Activities: May 2024

Thank you to all those who came along to help in the Waterloo Seafront Gardens during April.  We had eight join us in Marine Garden for litter picking and some work on the rockery, and six at each of our gardening sessions.
Our Tuesday garden maintenance session was unfortunately cancelled because of high winds, but at the Sunday session we continued our work on the stream in Beach Lawn.  We’ve now cleared the worst of the blockages but there is still more to do tidying up around the edges and in the nooks and crannies of the stone.  We turned the water on a couple of days later and it was good to see that it now runs much more smoothly along the whole length!  At our Wednesday session we continued to work on edging the top path in Adelaide Garden.

Our volunteer sessions in May will take place on:
Saturday 11th May – Litter Picking in the Children’s Play Park near the Marine Lake, meeting at 10.30am
Tuesday 14th May – Garden maintenance, meeting at 9.30am 
Sunday 19th May – Garden maintenance, meeting at 2.00pm 
Wednesday 22nd May – Garden maintenance, meeting at 1.00pm 
For all of our garden maintenance sessions we meet near Waterloo Sunset cafe.
All gardening and litter picking equipment will be provided, as well as hot drinks and chocolate biscuits!
We hope to be able to hold some book sales during the summer months (weather permitting) and will publicise the dates in advance.  Another date for your diary is our Autumn Festival, which will be held on Saturday 14th September in Marine Garden.
Best wishes, 
Janet Markland
Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens