Residents brush up their gardening skills at Marine Cove workshop
of green-fingered residents joined a special gardening workshop
at Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens on Saturday (19th May).
session, organised by Sedgemoor District Council and Somerset
Skills and Learning, provided an opportunity to brush up on basic
gardening skills at the recently-restored seafront gardens.
day began with an introduction to Marine Cove and some horticultural
knowledge shared by Community Gardener Jacqui Strong.
Jones from Plant Life, a charity which carries out plant species
and habitat conservation, was on hand to provide information about
using the natural resources that a garden can offer.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The group took part in sowing seeds
and taking cuttings from shrubs and other different plants."
Life were on hand with an activity looking at bees and how they
pollinate and collect nectar. Learners had the chance to be a
upcoming events at the gardens in coming weeks include Saturday
2nd June - a Jubilee celebration afternoon with Punch and Judy
at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Between these times there will also be entertainment
from a traditional fair ground barrell organ.
on Sunday 3rd June during the evening there will be a performance
by Burnham and Highbridge Churches Together where a Songs of
Praise style event will be held at 6.30pm. In the event of
wet weather St Andrews church will be the venue.
Tuesday 5th June, cream teas will be served for £3.00 in
the garden by the volunteers of Marine Cove and the local WI.
Burnham and Highbridge Town Band will be entertaining the audience
from 2pm along with Punch and Judy at regular intervals.
further follow-on event will be held on 16th June from 10am-4pm
when residents will be able to take a 'walk on the wild side'
with ecologist Pete Grainger while undertaking a wildlife search
using bug jars and researching the habitats in and around the