Published: June 18, 2012
Busy summer of events planned at Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove

A busy summer of activities is being planned at Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens with a craft fete and several promotional events scheduled.

A wildlife morning was held at the seafront gardens on Saturday (June 16th) when guided tours were given by Peter Grainger, Ecologist at Sedgemoor District Council, and community gardener Jacqui Strong. They answered questions about the wildlife that lives there and discussed the ongoing conservation work.

Marine Cove will be holding its first ever outdoor craft fete on Saturday 11th August from 11am-3pm. The event is being held to raise funds for the gardens and tables can be reserved for a cost of £5 each.

The gardens will also be taking part in the UK's nationwide 'Love Parks Week', which runs from July 21st-29th. Local people will be encouraged to visit local parks and public gardens, such as Marine Cove.

Now in its sixth year, Love Parks Week will this year focus on access for all to healthy green spaces. The campaign will be highlighting what a healthy green space looks like and will begin to assess the nation’s parks by encouraging people to give their park a simple health check.

"We're raising awareness of the importance of parks and green spaces. Love Parks Week is a platform for hundreds of independent event organisers to join forces in the UK’s largest celebration of green spaces," explained one of the organisers.

Jacqui is also available on site in the gardens on the first Monday of every month, from 10am until mid-day, encouraging more volunteers to get involved with the Marine Cove Garden Project. Contact Mrs Strong by email here.

Pictured: Ecologist Peter Grainger, community gardener Jacqui Strong and Friends of Marine Cove volunteer Patsy Kilghour at Saturday's event


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