Well, Spring has well and truly arrived! There is lots of planting going on at the gardens now, both in readiness for our forthcoming Plant Sale (see ‘Forthcoming Events’ Section) and for our vegetable, fruit and herb planting programme. Here you can see Kate, our new fundraiser, helping prepare the ground for beetroot, with the support … Continue reading Planting starts in earnest at EVWG in temperatures of 25 Degrees!
It was such a lovely sunny day at the walled garden yesterday (Monday 10th April), with butterflies and bumblebees flying around the gardens. Our vegetables, especially the rhubarb is growing quickly – why not pop along between 10am and 3pm to see what we have for sale? There are sightings of unusual birdlife too… A … Continue reading Peacock Butterflies herald the start of Spring at EVWG – at last?
Gareth, John, Dan, Cath and Hilary have finished their Red Welsh Dragon, after weeks of hard work in the Monday Art Class. The fiery flames coming from its mouth are reaching the wheel made in the Tuesdays Craft Class. Our education room is always colourful with examples of our student’s work, and everyone feels a … Continue reading Monday’s Art Class proudly display the Welsh Dragon.
After a cold and snowy few weeks, there are signs that Spring has arrived in the gardens. Frogspawn is visible in the pond: -And Rhubarb is starting to sprout: Our gardeners always find something to do out-side: -And Pete, Noel, Mark and Rob are busy laying new footpaths in the wild-life area. We were recently … Continue reading Is Spring finally here?
The roundhouse refurbishment is almost completed thanks to the hours of work that (super) Ray and Carlton have done since March last year, and to funding from the 3rd Sector Intermediate Care Fund and from the Armed Forces Covenant Grant. The photo shows the finishing touches being made by building apprentices from Bersham Road. 4 … Continue reading Keeping Busy in January at EVWG.
A very Happy New Year to all our followers for 2018! It has seemed like a quiet few weeks here at the gardens, as the final week last year was curtailed due to the snow and cold weather. However, we were able to celebrate an award for one of our volunteers, Carlton, who has contributed greatly … Continue reading Happy New Year to all our supporters for 2018!
Last Friday 8th December brought heavy snow fall around Wrexham, and we had to close the gardens, as neither staff nor students could get out of their homes easily -although Jane did make it in! Following heavy snowfall over the weekend, and especially on Sunday, we were forced to close the project again on Monday, although … Continue reading Winter has certainly arrived at the Gardens.
Even though the temperatures are slowly dropping and there is less daylight to enjoy, there are lots of activities going on in the gardens. The picture shows the Monday afternoon group from the Gwersyllt pupil referral unit, who help out for a few hours. The volunteers all seem to be enjoying the fresh air! The bird hide … Continue reading There’s still lots to do it in the Garden in December!
Erlas Victorian Walled Garden were chosen as one of three local projects to benefit by sharing 1% of what customers spend on Co-op branded products. The voting took place, on line, by members of the Co-op from April to November 2017. We were thrilled to learn that at the end of the voting ’round’, we would … Continue reading Celebration of our success in the Co-op Community Fund
Last Saturday, 18th November, we opened our gates to the communities of Wrexham and beyond, and welcomed over 250 people to see what we do here. We raised just over £1500, which is an incredible achievement. Santa Ray met some of our students, including Cathy, before directing visitors at the main gates. Refreshments were ably served by … Continue reading A Busy weekend at EVWG!