Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

June 25, 2005
GardenWorld invites you to 'go wild' in your garden this weekend

Visitors to Sanders GardenWorld in Brent Knoll were able to meet some feathered and prickly gardeners’ friends and learn how to make their gardens wildlife-friendly. The event, which ran over two days, also marked the launch of a new Burnham animal group

Steve Shore from The Acorn Project with a hedgehog and barn owlThose who attended the garden centre’s free Wildlife Weekend on June 25 and 26 were also given top tips on creating a plot that attracts friendly birds, insects and bees.

Newly formed animal rescue service The Acorn Project provided the wildlife for visitors to see the event - with creatures including a barn owl and hedgehog.

The Acorn Project, based in Burnham-On-Sea, specialises in rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing or releasing back into the wildlife, where appropriate, orphaned and injured domestic and wild creatures.

Steve Shore, who founded the organisation, explained: "The Acorn Project is not just about animal rescue it is a community initiative bringing therapy to the elderly and infirmed, education to children of all ages and awareness to the general public."

"With the animals we have we currently visit schools whose pupils range from five to 16-years-old and more than a dozen nursing homes in the Weston, Cheddar and Bristol areas."

The organisation plans to take part in similar events, shows and fetes throughout the summer in London, Cardiff, Bristol and across Somerset.

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