A Community Garden in
Carmel ~ 2004
new community garden in Carmel was officially opened
by Gerallt Pennant, of S4C’s Clwb Garddio,
at the weekend.
Pennant of S4C’s Clwb Garddio at
the launch of the garden. Inset are Alan and Lynne
Patterson who were mainsprings for the scheme.
years ago, Pwyllgor Pentref Carmel was formed with
the aim of finding ways to improve and regenerate
the local community through finding grant funding
to support major developments, and local fundraising
to realise smaller projects. The main emphasis was
getting members of the community to work together
to achieve a common goal. And last Saturday, Gardd
y Coleg, the Tan-y-Ffordd Community Park Project,
was officially opened.
year old Caryl Angharad Roberts admires
the flowers at the newly opened garden.
new garden includes wheelchair-friendly footpaths,
native and ornamental plants, benches and picnic
tables, a border of vegetables planted by school
children, a notice board highlighting community events
and an environmentally friendly car parking area.
Patterson, the group’s secretary, said:
started work on the site in April 2002, and people
have been very good, we couldn’t have done it without
the volunteers. The opening went very well. Between
150 and 200 people were there, which is quite a
good turnout, and Hywel Williams MP and Alun Ffred
AM were there. I
would like to thank everybody who took part and
contributed. We had a little exhibition on the day
with the list
of all the sponsors and all the 70 volunteers
who took part. It is open now all the time and people
are welcome to go there and see the place and
themselves. I hope it will be used."
and Gethin inspect salad plants
sown by their school friends.
Original story: Caernarfon & Denbigh
Herald (South Edition) [02-09-2004]
by Helen Harper |
Pictures by Gerallt Llewelyn