A group of volunteers made a valuable contribution to the gardens at Kelmarsh Hall by helping to re-plant hundreds of dahlia tubers ready for the summer.
Members of the public are invited to take part in special volunteer project days which help to support the Kelmarsh Trust’s aim to conserve the natural environment. Several volunteers who have previous donated their time to Kelmarsh Hall returned to offer their help – and the fruits of their work will be on display later this year.
It is hoped that the volunteer project days will become more regular, offering members of the public the chance to develop their skills, meet new friends and enjoy the benefits of outdoor work and exercise.
Head Gardener Josh Coyne said: “It’s a really nice social event and our project days are open to those who are new to gardening as well as volunteers who are more experienced gardeners. The focus will mainly be the walled kitchen garden – a lovely spot for the volunteers to see the results of their hard work.”
The re-planting of the dahlia tubers is in preparation for the return of Kelmarsh Hall’s Dahlia Festival on Sunday 6th September and Sunday 27th September. In recognition of the varied and vibrant display of dahlias that can be found in the kitchen garden, there will be themed events throughout the two days, including a dahlia clinic for enthusiasts, specially-focussed talks and demonstrations. In addition, there will be plant sales and exhibitors along with tours of the Grade II* gardens.
If you are interested in any aspect of volunteering at Kelmarsh Hall – not just gardening – contact Carla Cooper on 01604 686543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.