Generous donation enables green-fingered volunteers to spring into action - The Leamington Observer

Generous donation enables green-fingered volunteers to spring into action

Leamington Editorial 10th Mar, 2019   0

GREEN-FINGERED folk in Leamington are ready to spring into action thanks to a generous donation.

Volunteers at the Paintings Plantation have been equipped with gardening tools by The Tree Council, to begin work on the nature reserve at Campion School.

The area, named after the late vice president of the Tree Council and patron of Age UK Warwickshire Norman Painting, was a millennium project to encourage pupils’ interest in nature.

Now 18 years on, the two acre woodland site is a haven for wildlife, birds and bugs.

Age UK Warwickshire helps restore and maintain the plantation, as well as share skills and knowledge with younger volunteers.

A new greenhouse will create a bevy of new projects along with regular strimming, weeding, planting and pond maintenance.

And this year, those with dementia and their carers are also being welcomed to enjoy the peace and tranquility, as well as volunteer gardeners.

Those interested in volunteering should contact Elizabeth Phillips on 01926 458100 to find out more.

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