Grayshott Gardening Week

Grayshott Parish Council is delighted to announce that the first Grayshott Community Gardening Week will run from 8 – 13th April 2017.

This will be an opportunity for the whole community to come together to tackle gardening projects in the village and most importantly to find out what the Parish Council does for Grayshott community spaces.

Flower beds around Headley Road Car Park

Flower beds around Headley Road Car Park

John Frankcom, Chairman of the Parish Council stated ‘we have numerous groups and individuals who work so hard as volunteers to maintain and improve our village that we thought this would be a good chance to celebrate their achievements as well as give the Parish Councillors an occasion to meet our electorate and listen to their views with regard to our village community spaces.’

By good fortune Grayshott Gardeners, the very active and successful village gardening club are hosting a Spring Show on Saturday 8th April from 2-4pm in the Village Hall where members of the public can see what grows well in the area.  Refreshments are available and entry is free.

Monday 10th April at 12 noon sees the official planting of the new village tree in Headley Road (outside Wayside Flats) which replaces the landmark beech that regrettably succumbed to disease.  The ceremony will be honoured by Glenn Myers, Managing Director of Grayshott Pottery who are celebrating 50 years of trading in the Village.   Also that day the Grayshott School community will be tidying their garden areas and preparing their veggie beds for planting.   Each pupil that helps with this will also be able to plant a sunflower seed to take home and nurture.

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village volunteers hard at work

Tuesday 11th April at 10am sees the Parish Councillors and the community gardeners tidy up the village community spaces in preparation for the season ahead.  We are seeking additional volunteers for this activity so if you can help please email grayshottpc@btconnect.com.

On Wednesday 12th April at 10am children under 12 and their parents are invited to meet at Lyndon Green Childrens Play area to take part in an Easter treasure hunt on Lyndon Green.

Also on Wednesday 12th April from 10.30-12.30 parishioners are invited to join Councillors for coffee and a chat at Grayshott Village Hall to view an exhibition of the work of the Parish Council.  Grayshott Gardening Club and the Village Allotmenteers will also be on hand to answer your gardening questions as well as the Hidden Gardens of Grayshott with more information about the Village Open Gardens weekend in May. Councillor Frankcom said ‘we do hope as many people as possible will come and meet us as its very important for the Council to get feedback from those we serve.’

Again by good fortune, Grayshott Gardeners, have a club night in the Village Hall on the Wednesday evening at 8pm.  Mark Saunders, Head Gardener of Fittleworth House will provide useful tips on how to get good garden photos.  Non members most welcome at a charge of £5.

The activities culminate on Thursday 13th April with an easy 90 minute guided walk around the centre of the Village led by local historian John Childs where attendees will gain valuable insights into the history of some of Grayshott’s important trees. Meet at the Millennium sign on the Village Green at 10am.  Places are limited to 12, but subject to demand John is willing to do another walk at 2pm.   Pre-booking for this walk is, therefore, essential and contact details are below.  You could contact the office on the day if you want to check availability of spaces.

For further information on Grayshott Gardening week please call Laura Musco on 01428 606510 or see the Parish Council webpage at www.grayshott.com/parishcouncil or www.facebook.com/Grayshott-Parish-Council

GRAYSHOTT GARDENING WEEK

8th-13th April 2017

Saturday 8th April             Grayshott Gardeners Spring Show
2pm-4pm                          Grayshott Village Hall

Monday 10th April             Grayshott Primary School
10am                                Garden Tidy Up

Monday 10th April             Ceremonial Tree Planting
12noon                             Headley Road (near Sainsburys)

Tuesday 11th April            Village Garden Spring Clean
10am                                Bring gardening gloves and small tools to help weed and tidy community areas.  Meet Headley Rd Car Park

Wednesday 12th April       Childrens Easter Treasure Hunt
10am                                 Meet at Lyndon Green Childrens Play area For Children under 12 who must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Wednesday 12th April        Meet your Parish Council
10.30am-12.30pm             Coffee and a chat at Grayshott Village Hall. Also in attendance: Grayshott Gardeners Club, Village Allotmenteers and  the Hidden Gardens of Grayshott (Open Gardens Event)

Wednesday 12th April        Garden Photography
8pm                                   A Grayshott Gardening lecture in the Village Hall. Non members £5

Thursday 13th April            Historic Trees Guided Walk
10am                                  A 90 minute guided walk around the village. Pre-booking required. Meet on the Village Green

ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE UNLESS STATED

Further information available from

Laura Musco at Grayshott Parish Council on 01428 606510

or email grayshottpc@btconnect.com or see www.grayshott.com/parishcouncil www.facebook.com/Grayshott-Parish-Council

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