1 December 2013

Hedge Planting at the Wivenhoe Wildlife Garden

On Sunday 17th November Transition Town Wivenhoe, with help from the wider community, planted 400 native trees from the Woodland Trust in the town's wildlife garden. We had great support from all ages, with many new faces.  The trees will create a more diverse hedge around the garden to provide food and habitat for a wide range of wildlife. They will have a huge impact on the garden as they establish themselves into a much needed habitat and food source.

A massive THANK YOU to everyone who helped plant the trees on Sunday,  (Jean and Al,  Maureen, Brian, Diane, Asa, Jay, George, Caroline and Johnny, Iain with son Ben; Richard with son Jacob, Simon,  Debbie, Andrea with Charlie and Albert, Anna and Phil). Special thanks to Rosie for the fabulous cafe set up with home baked cakes, fresh coffee and tea selection! Everyone did an amazing job and the garden is now surrounded by beautiful trees. In years to come this will provide the perfect habitat and food source for a number of species.  We are also looking forward to the possibilities of using some of the fruits of our labour making elderflower champagne, sloe gin and much more.
The council will be carrying out some more work to compact the footpath to allow easy access for all.  They will also be fixing in the other four remaining benches that were kindly constructed by the fabulous students at Tendring Enterprise Studio School.

In May we will be going 'Wild about Wivenhoe' with a whole month of events linked to the Wildlife Garden and the wildlife in the rest of the village.  Information about these events will be posted as soon as dates are confirmed. Please do check the calendar.