Lions club supports Reepham’s secret garden

Reepham Lions has donated £100 towards the purchase of plants, including a wisteria, hydrangea and lavenders, for the makeover of the Bircham Centre garden.

Tom Martin of Eves Hill Veg Co receiving a cheque from Gill Long of Reepham Lions, with volunteers Jayne Brown (left) and Mike Shaw, and Liz Howes of Reepham Lions (right)

Next time you’re in Reepham and have a few minutes to spare, venture into the garden behind the Bircham Centre (access via Pudding Pie Lane or Back Street). It is a little oasis of calm away from the bustle that is Reepham – and the stresses and strains of everyday life.
As part of the Bircham Centre’s centenary celebrations the garden is being transformed by a team of volunteers, led by Tom Martin from Eves Hill Veg Co.
Over the past year the volunteers, who come to the garden each Monday from 9.30 am –1 pm, have transformed this space; many have done so while completing a Level 1 Award in gardening with Tom.
If you come on a Monday morning, say hello to the volunteers, who will show you around. There are often flowers and produce to take away as well.
Reepham Lions is also supporting Eves Hill Veg Co’s horticulture apprenticeship scheme, which operates at the market garden in Booton. This is done through Eves Hill’s 100 Club apprenticeship fundraiser.
The scheme is now in its second year and the first apprentice, Izzy Filby, is now assistant gardener at Thornage Hall – a great achievement and testament to the work being done by the community company and the apprentices engaged in the scheme.
If you would like to support the Bircham Centre garden with a donation of plants or through volunteering, contact Tom Martin by email.
For details of Eves Hill Veg Co’s 100 Club apprenticeship fundraiser, click HERE.
For more information about Reepham Lions and their work supporting local good causes, please visit the website, email or come along to one of our meetings, which are held on the first Tuesday of the month in Reepham Methodist Church, Station Road, Reepham, at 7.30 pm.
Liz Howes

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