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Monday, March 25, 2013

Grapes Hill Community Garden Update

Tea break in the garden, Sunday 17th March 2013.
It doesn't feel particularly like spring at the moment but there are some subtle signs that winter is nearing its end. On a warm day a couple of weeks ago, Comma butterflies briefly emerged from hibernation and in green spaces like Earlham Cemetery in Norwich, bumblebees, honeybees and hoverflies have been visiting the massed crocuses.

Another hint of spring was the resumption of garden tasks at Grapes Hill Community Garden in mid March.  These will take place every fortnight, on Sunday afternoons (2 - 4pm). The next dates are: 31st March (Easter Sunday), 14th April, 28th April, 12th May 2013. All welcome - gardening experience is not essential and tools, tea and cake will be provided.

During the winter we planted a mini-orchard of plum trees on an area of grass on Golding Place and in early March we organised a community litter pick.   

This summer we are going to host a Big Lunch in the garden on Sunday 2nd June. We'll also be opening the garden, along with the Belvedere Centre Garden for charity through the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 28th July 2013 as "Two Norwich Community Gardens".

For more information on the garden see our website and Facebook page. Jeremy Bartlett

Photograph by Jeremy Bartlett