Month: June 2018

Charity plant sale

Saturday 2nd June was kind and stayed dry, despite the weather forecast, helpful to us here at BTW a sit was the day of our plant sale. As a charity we fundraise on a number of occasions throughout the year, and decided that we would like to add another event to our events calendar, to showcase the garden and offer teas and homemade cakes alongside the variety of plants that we propagate for our plant sales stand. We were delighted to be selling plants that had been propagated by our clients and volunteers, as well as plants that had been donated for our plant sale by members of our local community. We were delighted to raise over £250 from the sale itself, and as a result of the sale, for two small stalls to pop up in local villages, to sell on our plants to continue our plant sale fundraising throughout the year.

Posted By Phill V Williams, June 2018

Going for GOLD!

For Beyond the Wall, May ended on a high note, the garden is starting to come into colour, we have had lots of visitors enjoy the garden and buy tea and cakes from our client run Glasshouse Café and we entered a display garden for the second year running at the Suffolk Show, and came home with a  GOLD AWARD.

Our garden this year was called #heartgardening and took its theme from Alice in Wonderland, as we will be holding made hatters tea party within our garden walls later this year. With clients and volunteers all lending hand to make the hardware for the garden, the planning and making of the garden started weeks before the show was opened to the public. Plants were also propagated and grown on for the event by our clients, supported by volunteers and a number of plants that we were unable to propagate were purchased and tended carefully by our clients.

With the garden assembled over at the showground, we awaited the results of the first days judging, and were delighted to be awarded GOLD! The two days of the show gave BTW the opportunity to promote everything that goes on at the walled garden, and to showcase the work and creativity of our clients. We are excited that we had the opportunity to have lots of conversations with people who work in the horticultural field and look forward to welcoming many of them and the wider public to look at our garden, enjoy a cuppa and even buy a plant propagated by our talented client group.

Posted By Phill V Williams, June 2018