We are delighted that Morrab Gardens was once again awarded an ‘Outstanding’ in the It’s Your Neighbourhood category of the Britain in Bloom awards. The judge described the Friends of Morrab Gardens as a wonderful supportive community group. He drew attention to work – both practical and fund-raising – done by the Friends.
The judge was also impressed by the Gardeners House project. This is a collaboration between the Friends, Pengarth Day Centre and the Hypatia Trust. The aim of the project is to revitalise the old Morrab stables to create a new learning centre for botanical and horticultural projects.
The award is recognition of the work put in by members of the Friends of Morrab Gardens – not just the volunteers who help with practical work in the garden and run fundraising events, but also those committee members who work hard to keep this active group going from strength to strength.
Particular thanks are due to Rosie and Alan who are the guiding lights of the committee; to Cornwall Councillors Jim McKenna and Cornelius Olivier for their support in so many ways; and to the professional gardening team at Morrab Gardens, led by Joe, for the guidance and assistance they give our volunteers. It’s only by teamwork that we have been able to achieve this success!