Green-fingered volunteers wanted to fill Northampton care home garden with 3,000 plants

Many residents rely on the garden

Thursday, 5th May 2022, 11:01 am

A Northampton care home is appealing for volunteers to bed in 3,000 plants to keep its garden looking fresh.

St Christopher’s in Abington Park Crescent wants to add more bedding plants and containers to the grounds, so bosses are appealing for members of the public to help on Saturday (May 7).

Estates manager, Stephen Clamp, said: "This will be the first time that we have appealed for volunteers to help with the mass planting since Spring 2018. Some 30 people responded to our call for help.

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Volunteers gardening during the last planting project in 2018.

"The grounds are so important to our residents and their relatives. If people are unable to go off site they can at least enjoy the surroundings where we also run various events and activities during the year.”

Volunteers are asked to bring their own gloves and trowels, if possible. Tea, coffee and bacon rolls will also be served.

Anyone who can help is asked to call Caroline in advance on 07710 677311.