Sunday, 8 June 2014

Newsletter Early June 2014

Penge Green Gym Newsletter


Dear Penge Green Gym Supporters

One Week to the Open Day!

It's one week to go before our annual open day and we've been beavering away getting the garden ready for our visitors on 14th June.  We've been shifting bags and bags of topsoil into the bog garden in readiness for the plants to arrive.  We've been nurturing our seedlings in the greenhouse into young plants so they look their best to sell on the day (snails go away!)   And we've been weeding borders and planting out new plants bought with funds from the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association.

The garden is really blooming now and should look very colourful for the big day.

Our programme for the day is as follows - 

11 am Gardens open
Throughout the day come and join in -
Making bird feeders
Making and Painting bird boxes
Making an insect hotel
Making bags and photo frames from re-cycled materials
A treasure hunt and wishing tree
Face painting
Plant Sale and Hydroponics demonstration
Homemade cakes and refreshments in the Beer tent
11.30 am Tai Chi ‘taster’ sessions
1.30 pm Live music from Musica Medioca ensemble
2.30 pm Planting up the bog garden
4pm Gardens close

So come along and see what we've been up to.  Maybe do a little Tai Chi and then reward yourself with some cake or even a beer from a local brewery whilst you listen to a little music!

If you would like to help publicise our open day just download the poster and print it off to hand round to your friends and anyone you think might want to come and enjoy a day out hopefully in the sun.

Support Dave's big walk to raise funds

for Winsford Gardens

  Dave, a long time volunteer at Winsford  Gardens (on the right) will be walking the  Pennine Way from 24th June to help raise  funds for our many future projects (and to  get fit too!). If you would like to sponsor him  follow this  link where you can also follow his progress as he prepares for his big trip.  Pass on to all your friends too. He is also an avid Tweeter and you can follow him @fergussonfamily.     
Other ways to help
Winsford Gardens

You can also help raise funds by doing your online shopping via easyfunding.  Sign up to easyfunding and when you shop at places like Amazon or John Lewis online, easyfunding will donate and small percentage to the Penge Green Gym.  To sign up follow this link