Our boys get stuck into some great local charity work

27 October 2016

Interact members help out at memory garden at Gyllyngdune



Five months after green-fingered volunteers both young and old had lovingly planted a memory garden at Gyllyngdune in Falmouth, Max, Jay, Kieran and Kevin turned up in October to rip out all the plants and to help prepare the gardens for winter.

They were joined by members of the memory cafes in both Penryn and Falmouth , and members of Falmouth Fire Station’s Black Watch, and worked under the supervision of gardeners from Cormac, Falmouth Town Council, and a number of regular volunteers at Gyllyngdune Gardens.

Community engagement officer, Jacqui Owen, said: “It has been a real inter-generational project and has been brilliant, especially the continued support of Penryn College. Everyone has been able to see the plants as they have been growing and today they have ripped them out and are getting the beds ready for the winter. Tulips and wallflowers will be arriving shortly.”

The plants which have been removed will either be composted on site or taken to Cormac’s nursery and used again next year. Some were taken back to school by the boys where they will be replanted.

The memory garden project had received £500 of sponsorship from the Royal Horticultural Society’s Greening Grey Britain initiative which aims to promote health and well being of older people in the community by getting them involved in gardening and working with different generations, plus a generous £200 donation from Penryn Rotary Club.

Our thanks to staff member, Karen Narramore, for giving her time and making this happen for the boys!