June 21, 2011
garden restoration sessions at Burnham's Marine Cove
Skills and Learning will be holding a series of training sessions
on garden restoration at Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens
The taster courses will be carried out over two half days on
Tuesdays between 10am-1pm (on July 5th and 19th) and on Wednesdays
between 10am-1pm (July 6th and 20th).
The sessions will provide a link between Marine Cove and Somerset
Skills and Learning, and the opportunity for local people to play
an active part, under expert tuition, in designing a garden bedding
scheme for Marine Cove.
The taster sessions are designed to encourage possible attendance
on a new Royal Horticultural Society course due to commence in
the Burnham office from September.
The taster sessions involve a site visit to Marine Cove from
the students who will carry out research into bedding schemes
and appropriate plants for the period, look at disease, and soil
The end result will see the students designing a planting scheme
that would be appropriate to the period and style of the garden
with the possibility that it will be used in the gardens.
Jacqui Strong, Marine Cove Community Gardener, (pictured) told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am pleased and excited that we may
be able to work in partnership with Somerset Skills and Learning
so attendees can look at Marine Cove and research the types of
plants that would have been used within this location, the period
of the garden and the overall style."
"Any future course would be a great opportunity for local
people but there needs to be enough interest for this to be successful
so I would urge anyone with an interest in garden design/history
or horticulture to get in touch with Somerset Skills and Learning
"Sedgemoor are also still looking for volunteers to be involved
with the Marine Cove project, especially in relation to events.
We would welcome anybody coming forward if they are willing to
assist with any part of the project."
To enrol on the course, contact Somerset Skills and Learning
on 0845 6880488 or online here.
If you are interesting in becoming a friend of Marine cove or
supporting future events contact Jacqui Strong on 01278 435512.
Pictured: Jacqui Strong, Marine Cove Community Gardener at
Burnham's Marine Cove gardens