Happy ending for library garden plan

PUBLISHED: 13:01 20 May 2019 | UPDATED: 10:04 23 May 2019

Broadcaster Anne Swithinbank cuts a cake to open the garden. Picture Jan Canning (FoSL)

Broadcaster Anne Swithinbank cuts a cake to open the garden. Picture Jan Canning (FoSL)

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Broadcaster Anne Swithinbank opens Seaton’s ‘secret garden’

Celebrations have been held to mark the opening of Seaton Library's 'Secret Garden'.

The ceremony was performed by writer and broadcaster Anne Swithinbank, who also gave a very interesting and informative talk.

The Friends of Seaton Library, along with library staff, hosted the event.

During the morning, tea and coffee was served by members of the Friends.

A beautifully decorated 'garden' cake, made and donated by a member of the Friends, drew much admiration and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Two years ago in 2017, the garden was derelict and unused. However, with the vision and plan of the previous librarian supervisor, plus many hours of hard work from volunteers, the Friends of Seaton Library (FoSL), and current library staff, the Secret Garden has finally been completed.

It can now be used by all who visit the library and is somewhere peaceful to sit with a book, or just admire the flowers and plants.

Everyone is invited to drop in to take a look, especially during fine sunny days.


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