Work is now under way to set up the Trust’s latest project – a community garden at the library in Bognor Regis. This project is unique for Aldingbourne, and it links back to the horticultural beginnings of our charity.
The development of the community garden has been funded by grants, from Southern Water, National Lottery Awards for All, Fonthill Community Trust and other donations. The aim of the garden to is to create a safe community space for people to enjoy. The library will also hold library events such as ‘Rhyme Time’ outside.
The design has evolved from feedback received to a community consultation held at the library in November 2018 and includes a bespoke reading area, raised beds, a sensory area and murals. It will be colourful and fun! The premise of the garden is to be water efficient therefore all plants used will be drought tolerant.
Aldingbourne Trust wants your help
We will be looking for volunteers from the local community, including people connected to Aldingbourne, to help create the garden. Our first two volunteer days are set for Wednesday 14th August and Saturday 17th August. These days will focus on getting the ground work completed with the first day encompassing the landscaped elements of the garden such as assembling raised beds and laying paths. The second day will be more family oriented and focused on planting and painting. Following these initial days, we will then hold regular gardening sessions for people who want to volunteer to help maintain the garden. However, there are lots of volunteer opportunities available now – not all physical – ranging from managing our social media accounts, sourcing equipment and raising awareness of the project.
If you are interested in getting involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to Lisa Palmer on 07793 244 127.