Halton Gardening Group
The Gardening Group was established in 2012 with the aim of providing a forum to share information, swap plants and gardening know-how, and to improve the local environment of the village of Halton.
Meetings are held in the Coffee Shop at the Centre on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. All are welcome. You don’t need any gardening knowledge or expertise. We are keen to involve all sections of our community, and we are open to ideas and suggestions for individual and community benefit.
Members have taken on specific projects and successfully enhanced areas in the village such as the walkway to The Centre @Halton from the High Road, the Memorial Garden, entries to the village, the Burial Ground, some of the areas around The Centre and some grass verges. A planter was installed near the bus stop opposite the top shops sponsored by the Halton Hydro. Our latest projects include the wall planter by Low Road bus stop, and looking after the raised bed by the ginnel close to Lythe Fell Avenue.
We are holding a Plant and Craft sale this year on Saturday 19th May, from 10.00am – 2.00pm at the Centre.
Halton Gardening Group will have a number of plant stalls. It’s a good way to stock up your garden, flower beds, vegetable beds, greenhouses, hanging baskets, tubs etc, and an opportunity to talk to the gardeners too, get some advice and tips.
Tables can be booked and we especially welcome plant and garden related items for sale as well as crafts. The remaining tables can be booked at £10 each by contacting Maureen at the Centre Office tel: 01524 811316.
A very successful Garden Safari was held in the village in June 2017 and this has raised funds to continue the planting habit in Halton.
There was a well supported plant sale fund raising event at the United Reformed Church in May 2016.
Contact either Janet Theobald (Secretary) on tel: 01524 811419 or Ann Wilson (Chair) on tel: 01524 811684 for more information on the Group.
For information on the Group’s contribution to the development of the borders at The Centre, see this story: