Parkwood springs Forest Garden

Parkwood springs Forest Garden
Parkwood springs Forest Garden. Photo by Douglas Johnson.

Story by Laura Farah

On a sunny Saturday, a group of volunteers gathered at the forest garden for a much-needed gardening session.

The garden was bursting with fruit but needed a little tender loving care. The forest garden is home to a variety of fruit trees, bushes and plants which create a relaxing and inspirational space. Tim (session lead) explained that some trees help to replenish the soil whilst others provide fruit. There was a variety of jobs to do including pruning, weeding and mulching. Regular volunteer Louise said, “The forest garden is a sun-trap on a day like this.”

Photograph by Douglas Johnson

Sessions run on the second Saturday of every month from 11-2pm however the space can be enjoyed during any time of day for free. Why not go along for a breath of fresh air?

Families and children are welcome!

Meet at 10.45am at the car park on Cooks Wood Road/ Shirecliffe Road. Bring some lunch and gardening gloves.

Contact parkwood.springs@googlemail.com or call 0777 1564 883.

There’s also a conservation session on Saturday 16th September, 10am – 12.30pm.