Supporters dig deep to finance Axminster Garden project

Special raised beds will provide a non-dig garden for the disabled.

AN ambitious scheme to create a garden for disabled people at Axminster moved closer to fruition yesterday.

The Victorian Garden project is based at Weycroft Hall and involves building specialist raised beds so people can enjoy the delights of growing plants and vegetables without having to dig.

It will be available for disabled people of all ages and nationalities, says organiser and horticulturalist Brian Margetts.

A coffee morning was held at the Church Rooms yesterday (Thursday) to finance the latest phase of the project which is to re-glaze one of the large greenhouses on the site, at a cost of around �400. Axminster’s Lord of the Manor, Jim Rowe, has already pledged half the sum and Mr Margetts said they hoped the latest event at the Church Rooms would provide the rest.

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But he stressed that more donations and manpower would be welcomed to help to complete the non-dig garden.

They also need gardening and general tools, a shed, compost, garden bench, compost bins, cold frames.

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To help call Mr Margetts on 07505526018.

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