What a difference a morning makes! A very energetic group of Trust volunteers took on the weeds and wilderness around the Westgate Hall this morning, with dramatic results! We turned a small patch of weeds at the front into a pretty little garden with some bushes, dainty pansies and lots of crocus, tulips and daffodils that will hopefully come up in the spring. Two hanging baskets now adorn either side of the Westgate Hall sign. And there was some major taming at the back! Buddleias and other very overgrown bushes were cut back, unearthing all sorts of plants underneath including hydrangeas, a rose bush…

The Trust would like to thank Meadow Grange Nurseries, who donated bushes, the bulbs and the hanging baskets, Canterbury City Council for bulbs and providing us with Graham without whose help the wilderness at the back would have been so much harder to tame! And last but not least a lovely neighbour who provided us with cake. We would also like to congratulate the Canterbury City Partnership for the Big Clean initiative which is really making a difference to our city.

Of course we realise we can’t just look after our new gardens once a year, so everyone is invited to come to do some weeding and pruning and add spare plants! We are planning to meet at the Hall to do some gardening and let people know about our campaign to save the Hall every first Saturday of the month.

Exciting times ahead!