The Church in the Garden project aims to convert a piece of land to the rear of Winston Grange (the vicarage next to the church), into something beautiful.
The objective is to create a place of safety and peace as well as a beautiful garden in which to be thankful and celebrate God’s awesome creation.
We want the garden to be a place suitable for all ages and abilities so that everyone can share and enjoy.
We are blending two ideas; bringing together elements of both an allotment type garden and a landscaped garden, and for this we plan to create three zones.
The closest area to Winston Grange will have four long and split level raised beds for flowers and vegetables.
The central area will be a gravelled labyrinth with seating.
The remaining area will be planted with shrubs and small trees, with a bordering hedgerow.
Other features of the garden will include a bird feeding station, hedgehog homes, bat boxes and nest boxes, a wormery, a log bug hotel, small child friendly nature trail, a sensory planted bed, and flowers and shrubs to attract butterflies, bees, etc, etc.
Work is under way, but this project will take time and funds. We can only progress as quickly as funds become available. Several grants have been applied for. At present, we are waiting for one of them to come good to allow us to move on.