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March 2017

Our first project of the year completed. The willow seating arbor has been re-woven with fresh willow cut from the park. The metal frame was strengthened thanks to Liam at McCallion Welding.

March 2017

Spring has arrived and the garden is looking wonderful with bulbs in full bloom and blossom on the cherry and

October 2016

At the 'It's Your Neighbourhood' awards on 27th October we were again awarded OUTSTANDING and one of our members, Mollie, received the City Parks Volunteer of the Year award.
Congratulations to her and thanks for all her hard work.

August 2016

We have held three openings for the National Gardens Scheme this month. On 4th August members of the Burton Overy Flower & Garden Group visited. On Sunday 7th August we opened the garden for general visitors. On 24th August members of the St. Catherine's Environment Group, Burbage visited. We raised a total of £380.00 for NGS and local charites.

July 2016

On Sunday 17th July BBC Radio Leicester's Down To Earth gardening programme was broadcast from the garden, featuring gardening experts Derek Cox, Ady Daman and Parks Dept head gardener Mick Eaton. Some of our members were interviewed on their involvement with the sensory garden by the programme's presenter, Bridget Blair.

May 2016

On 27/5/16 a group of children from Ash Field Academy, a school for children with special needs, visited the garden along with their teachers and carers. They enjoyed discovering plants for scent, sound and touch and planted sunflower seeds in pots to take back to the school.

March 2016

A new gardening year and the garden is looking wonderful this spring.

September 2015

At the 'It's Your Neighbourhood' award ceremony on 21/9/15 we received not one but two awards.

OUTSTANDING for the garden and Volunteer Project of the Year award from Leicester City Council Parks & Open Spaces Department.

September 2015

Visitors to the garden on Knighton Park Fun Day, Sunday 6th September.

We raised and amazing £348 from the sales of refreshments and plants, all of which will be used to enhance the garden further.

August 2015

On 17th August we held the third Knighton Park Gardening Club Annual Show with six classes.

Well done to the winners!

August 2015

On Sunday 2nd August we opened the garden for the National Garden Scheme for the first time welcoming 127 visitors and raising a fantastic £500 for NGS and local charities.

July 2015

Our new sculpture is installed in the garden to replace a dying tree which needed to be removed. Following refurbishment, the circular seat that previously surrounded the tree will be replaced around the sculpure.

Many thanks to Liam at McCallion Welding, Leicester for all his help with the design, manufacture and installation.

June 2015

An information board has been installed outside the gate to the garden giving information about the garden and incorporating a notice board for displaying event details etc.

May 2015

The forecourt in front of the green cabin is finally finished with refurbished seating and planters.
The plants have been chosen for scent... lavender, pinks, mint and basil.

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