Community garden celebrates spring


Kennedy Way Community Garden holds May Day celebration

PLANTS, crafts, Tai Chi and even an inflatable pink unicorn helped celebrate spring at a community garden.

Community Voluntary Services Tendring (CVST) invited the public and organisations to enjoy its Kennedy Way Community Garden, Kennedy Way, Clacton on Wednesday, May 1.

The Spring Celebration included a plant sale and macrame crafting, an outside Tai Chi session, items made by the Men’s Shed on sale, and more.

Lisa Andrews, deputy chief officer at CVST, said: “It was a beautiful day at the community garden.

“So many people came out to have a look around and take part in activities.

“We had cakes and refreshments, crafts on sale and plants for sale that had been grown here in the garden too.

“It was a lovely way to celebrate not only spring and some nice warm weather, but the garden itself and all the volunteers who make it such an incredible space.”

A gardening guru was on hand to answer questions and volunteers helped visitors to make bird feeders.

Lynn Reed-Golden, CVST’s community connector at Kennedy Way, said: “We were so pleased with the spring celebration.

“The garden is looking brilliant and we have so much going on here.

“But we are still in need of people to help, particularly at the Men’s Shed where we need volunteers able to mentor others to learn woodwork skills as well as support volunteers.

“Anyone interested can call me for an informal chat on 07759 128447.”

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