It is a nostalgic week for me, as I will be ‘retiring’ on Friday as an employee of EVWG after fifteen and a half years of playing a role in the development of the Charity.
My final few days has involved me looking around the gardens to see what wild-life is around – and a male pheasant (who has 5 female pheasants for company) is looking particularly handsome at this time of the year.
I was also invited to talk to a garden loving audience on Monday afternoon about 2 gardening books which have inspired me. The venue was Bellis Brothers Restaurant, and the event was part of the Wrexham Carnival of Words. I choose a book called ‘Charleston Kedding, a History of Kitchen Gardening’ by Susan Campell, and also ‘The Family Kitchen Garden’ by Karen Liebrech, as both books are relevant to what we do in the gardens here.
Emma has been knitting her unique cushions, and in collaboration with Lynne at Busy Bees Shop in the newly opened Ty Pawb Market Place in Wrexham, there is a beautiful display of her work, and information about the events at EVWG.
Do remember it will be the first day of our 4 Day Plant Sale tomorrow from Wednesday 25th April until Saturday 28th April between 10am and 3pm.
Look what is just peeping out of the ground too…