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This web site is updated regularly Last updated 21st September 2018
Letter from Lynda Cowan.
All Aboarders – Welwyn Garden City Station
Only 6 months ago the WGC Station Adoption Scheme was launched. Our first Gardening
Party was in April. We have a lovely group of volunteer gardeners – a good
number from the WGC Horticultural Society – thanks to the Society for all the publicity.
We have made enormous progress on the flat beds - cutting back the overgrown
hedges and shrubs and pruning the roses. It was exciting to expose previously unseen
plants such as a witch hazel; prune the pine trees back so they now look so fine
and see the results as the roses came into bloom. The culmination of our efforts
was the unveiling of our first plant trough, the first of 12 troughs that will adorn
station platforms. They are generously sponsored by Smart10 Recruitment, a local
business based in Broadwater Road. A little before the unveiling a lady
came on the platform to catch a train and said "What a lovely flower trough - seeing
that has made my day". This sums up completely what we want to achieve.
Any donations towards the purchase of plants or bulbs for the remaining 11 troughs
would be gratefully received or if you would like to join the team or offer any other
Sensory Garden – KnightsfieldSchool for the Hearing Impaired. After a request
for help at our May meeting, we contacted the school where teacher Shula Berrington
wants to reinstate the garden. we found the garden to be well structured with mature
plants but it had become overgrown and neglected. Before the school summer holiday,
we returned with a group of helpers and we started to tidy the beds. The plan is
to create a pleasant and calm space for the children to use in their breaks. We will
return in mid-September to start planting and to encourage the children to take responsibility
for the garden as well as for it to be used to support the curriculum. We now require
plants and bulbs suitable for a sensory garden and any donations would be much appreciated.
Please bring them to the meeting in September.