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 held a Plant and Craft sale this year.
The main hall was in full bloom for the Plant and Craft Sale on 19th May 2018. Organised by the Halton Gardening Group, it was almost like the Chelsea Flower Show! Plants included bedding, perennials, herbs, salad, vegetables and even some trees. Members of the groups were on hand to offer advice. The range of craft items was varied and delightful. All in all it was a very good day.
At the end of the sale the raffle was drawn. Prizes were donated by local people and businesses, including A M Hair, Blacks Chippy, Halton newsagent, Halton Village Butchers, HiQ Garage, Lancastle International, Out of the Woods and The Greyhound, thanks to everyone for their kind donations.
The money raised by the Halton Gardening Group will go towards planting around the village, replenishing the planters, plants at the memorial garden and burial ground, by the ginnel, and new planters to continue to beautify the village.
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: