Girvan community garden will be in full bloom


WE would like to thank Girvan Rotary Club who kindly donated 5,000 crocus bulbs to the garden recently. Club president Jim Anderson and secretary Bill Patterson handed the bulbs over to volunteer Diana Mutimer and we look forward to seeing them in full bloom in the spring.

Another thank you goes to the Stincher Valley Gardening Club for inviting us along to their recent gathering this month and making us feel very welcome.

The meeting took place in Pinwherry Community Hall where members were shown slides depicting the story of the community garden so far. Later, some of the community garden volunteers and the gardening club joined forces to form a quiz team. No-one else stood a chance! Well done on your win!

Thank you to everyone who took part in our spooky Halloween-themed afternoon on October 30.

Children and families got involved in making witches’ brooms, skeleton pictures from leaves and twigs, listening to a storytelling session and sampling freshly-squeezed apple juice. We also had lots of goodies to eat and some warming home-made soup.

Look out for us at the annual Street Party on Friday, December 2. We will be having a stall outside Henries Butchers. Please support us by either buying a raffle ticket or buying a rag wreath, hand-made by volunteers, or both!

The raffle will be drawn that night and first prize is £100, a welcome bonus at this time of year!

Thanks to the Launderette on Duncan Street for donating wire hangers and bags to us.

Coming soon – Relax and take some time out from the stress of Christmas and join in the relaxation circle and Reiki session in the yurt on December 18 at 2pm. All adults welcome and refreshments will be available.

If you want to know more about what is happening in the garden, email us on

You can also telephone us on 01465 713439.

We will be happy to answer any enquiries.