It’s the end of an era. For almost 12 years, the Sherfield English Children’s
Garden has been providing a friendly, multigenerational setting for local children, their parents and volunteer helpers to meet, learn and share a passion for all things gardening. Whether growing vegetables from seeds, harvesting fruit from the fruit bushes and trees, weeding and watering plots
or learning about the insects that play an important role in our ecosystem; Saturday mornings from March to October would see hardy gardeners of all ages congregating in the plot next to the car park at Gilbert’s Nursery -
whatever the weather!
Sadly following the uncertainty over the past couple of years the Children’s Garden at Gilbert’s Nursery will be closing down. We are very grateful for all the support and refreshments given over the years by Gilbert’s Nursery
to this community group, and also for the very dedicated volunteers who gave up their Saturday mornings to share their knowledge and skills with
the children. Many thanks to you all. We are hoping to be able to continue a community gardening group in another form if we can work out what and where, so hopefully more to follow. Neil, volunteer at the Sherfield English Children’s Garden