National Gardening Week

Published: 29th April 2019

This week is National Gardening Week. Some of our residents at Davy Place, one of our Housing with Support Schemes located in Loddon, have set up their own gardening club and have found it’s a great mix of gardening and socialising.

The gardening club has been up and running for 8 years. Residents give up their spare time and come together to plant the tubs and boarders surrounding Davy Place. A weekly rota is set up with all members taking it in turns to water, deadhead and prune the flowers and shrubs. Back in June they took part in Loddon’s Open Gardens welcoming members of the public to come and admire there handy work.

Janet Rackham added, ‘­Being part of the gardening club has given me structure to my days and it’s a nice way of everyone getting together. We are very grateful for the grant that Saffron gives to us, it helps us buy what we need each season of planting.’