Archive for July, 2014

Italian Masquerade postponed

July 19, 2014

Although the weather forecast for the evening may be fine, the afternoon is predicted to have heavy rain and we can’t risk laying electric cables across the gardens. With much regret we will have to postpone the Italian Masquerade, please hang on to your tickets as they will be valid for next time.


Evening work sessions

July 12, 2014

We’ve come to the end of the 3 month trial period of extended working hours on volunteer days. This was intended to give working families the opportunity to come along between 5 and 8 pm to work and maybe picnic afterwards. Members of our small group did their best to cover the extra hours but if you turned up and found no-one there then please accept our apologies – and do get in touch.
When we were there we received the encouragement of the dog-walking fraternity but no new young families appeared so we’ll chalk it up to experience and move on.
The existing group works on the second Tuesday morning of each month – if you would like to come along but just can’t make Tuesdays then we can always reconsider as long as it doesn’t reduce our numbers further.

Shaldon Primary School working hard in Homeyards Botanical Gardens

July 1, 2014

30 Year 6’s came along to the Italian Garden at Homeyards Botanical Gardens last Tuesday 17th June. They worked hard all day clearing weeds from walls and paths, taking wheelbarrows to the composter, watering trees and sanding and painting benches. It was a really hot day but the children managed to put in lots of effort and a huge thank you goes to them, their enthusiastic teacher and the volunteers from the Friends of Shaldon Botanical Gardens. The children have even asked to come back again so we have managed to work out another date in July for them to continue the good work!