Plant a Plant for the Queen with Phoenix Gardeners
It looks like being a busy year for Phoenix Gardeners. May has seen them busy replanting the tubs in the Market Place as well as their famous plant sale in the Market Place. But there is no time to lay down their trowels.
In June they plan to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth by holding a “Plant a Plant for the Queen “event. Whilst this is part of the overall Jubilee celebrations, they have chosen to hold this between 9.30 and 12.30 on Wednesday 15th June in the Abbey Grounds. Meg Blumsom, the coordinator said “We felt that there would be a lot going on over the Jubilee weekend so chose to hold our “Plant a Plant for the Queen” during the Cirencester Wellbeing week because gardening and volunteering are two things that research says help you to live a longer and happier life, just like the Queen”. Plants and tools will be provided and individuals or organizations are welcome to turn up and join in. The bonus will be that throughout the summer they can see how their particular plants do and the rest of the town will reap the benefits of the activity.
Open Garden Day Raising Funds for Foodbank
Then on 3rd July there will be an Open Garden Day featuring gardens in The Mead and Coxwell Street as well as Barton Lane Allotments. All monies raised will go to Cirencester Foodbank. Tickets will be on sale by The Mead and at each end of Coxwell Street; one entrance fee will allow you to visit all the gardens. There will be teas and cake available at Barton Lane Allotments and the Friends Meeting House and free parking will be available at Powell’s School and at hhGlobal on Thomas Street. The gardens are within easy walking distance of the parking and are easily identifiable through the green balloons. There is signage to show the way between the allotments and Thomas Street. All that is needed now is a sunny day to make a perfect summer event in Cirencester.
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