Every Wednesday the acre is open to all those who want to find out about the project and see if they would benefit from coming along.
The activities that we get involved in are very varied and often depend upon the time of the year. Some of the activities we’ve got up to in the past are putting in a new pond, establishing vegetable beds, planting willow hedges, planting bulbs, and tending fruit orchards. It can vary week to week depending on the weather and the season but it is always fun!
No horticultural knowledge is necessary to come along (many of us are self confessed novices!). It’s just an opportunity to spend some time in nature on a fulfilling project together.
Most importantly there is always plenty of refreshments and opportunity to talk together over a hot cup of tea and some cake.
Before attending a Wednesday session please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we are ready to welcome you to the acre, we look forward to seeing you soon!
Please take a read of our weekly blog to find out more about what we get up to…
The acre has been a hive of activity so far this summer but now it's time to take a short breather, take time to reflect on what a beautiful garden we have created and to enjoy it.
A small group of volunteers started work on Monday to ensure the acre was at its very best this week with two judging days looming and a picnic to host.
The week was incredibly busy for us all as we prepared for two more days of judging for the South and South East in Bloom. This year we had been asked to be part of Farnham's bid to win Gold, a huge honour for us.
On Monday a group of volunteers were on the acre for the first of our judging days - In your Community ( South and South East in Bloom).
Every week the acre looks even more stunning as flowers burst open, their dazzling array of colours vividly contrasting with the greenness of the well watered trees and grasses.
Having had consistently very wet days three days in a row we can count ourselves lucky as the rain stayed away on our ‘Welcome Wednesday’ until after lunch
The view of the meadow now is stunning with a sea of white and yellow interspersed with a few red poppies with lots of buttercups highlighted against the bronze fennel.
What a great turnout we had on Wednesday for a fantastic day of achievement - we're creating a garden that will be a joy to be in this summer!
What a day! No hiding in greenhouses today as the glorious sunshine bathed the acre in its warm rays, highlighting the beautiful colours that are beginning to emerge all around us.
Black clouds hovered over the acre today, finding us hunkering down in the workshop cabin whilst outside the pond was naturally filled as the clouds emptied.