Celebration time at Girvan Community Garden

THERE’S a chance to have some well-deserved fun on Saturday September 22 at the Girvan community garden.

Lottery funding has enabled gardeners to host a celebration day to show appreciation for those who support the garden, and for those who chipped in and offered their services throughout the year.

It has been five years since the community garden first opened, but the official opening wasn’t until March of last year.

Starting at 12 noon, there will be acoustic music, food, scarecrow making and hopefully a wood carver, seed truck and mill grind too. The completed scarecrows will go on display within the garden.

Anyone who wishes to come will be made most welcome, in the hope that new visitors will be attracted to the garden.

“It’s a celebration to say a big thank you to the community for supporting the garden, and also to the volunteers who support us throughout the year. We hope it will also attract more people to the garden who may never have been in before.” says Julie Campbell, a community garden volunteer.

“If it’s a nice day, I am quite sure there will be lots of people. Hopefully there will be lots of families coming in as we would like to get the kids involved.

“It’s the first year we have done this particular day and we have already got another one planned for next year. Hopefully we will build on it and it will become an annual thing.”

To find out more about the event or about volunteering at the garden, contact Julie at 01465 713439.