Here at Craven Arms Community Garden we have been busy on a number of projects aimed at restoring the gardens to their former glory. This post describes work to construct a new planter.
Regular readers will know that we have recently received a grant from Craven Arms Town Council. We are using the grant funds to repair and enhance some of the features of Craven Arms Community Garden, including:
- restoring pathways to their original condition
- replacing rotten planters
Two Committee members have constructed a new planter based on a design developed by your Chairman John Wood.
The original planters are showing their age and in some case are completely rotten, as shown in the photograph below:
As we took this original planter apart it became evident that the wood was rotten throughout and none could be salvaged.
The photograph below shows the new planter we have constructed:
This new planter is constructed from treated timber and we’ve used a plastic lining which should give us a longer life than the original planters. We’ve also taken the opportunity to ensure inclusivity and this planter is wheelchair-friendly.
We are extremely grateful to Craven Arms Town Council for providing us with a grant of £800 which allows us to improve the Community Garden and help preserve this facility for current and future plotholders, their families and visitors.