Heavy rain did not worry Gatehouse's Nurture in Nature group, who came well prepared to plant out begonias at the Town Hall garden. A group of five small children and their parents, later joined by others eagerly set to work and planted out two big boxes of begonias, which had been kindly donated by Dumfries and Galloway council.
Since April, the Fleet Valley volunteers have cut back and shaped theovergrown shrubs, severely pruned the roses and weeded and manured the flower beds and borders. Some empty spaces have been filled in with plants donated by individuals and Cally gardens.
The garden is now a pleasure to visit and, before long, the remaining rose bushes will be blooming again. In the autumn more rose bushes and other herbacious plants will be purchased to recreate the borders which were once the pride of the Town Hall gardens.
The Town Hall gardens could not be transformed without the support of Volunteering Matters Action Earth, the much appreciated support of individuals and the dedicated work of volunteers of all ages who have helped to transform these neglected gardens.