Highlights from the latest newsletter (Winter 2017):
- The AGM on 4 October 2017 hosted at Dave and Lizzie Puddifoot’s delightful home, was well attended. Rosie, Chair gave an interesting annual report which showed a very successful year for both funds and membership which now stands at a whopping 122, as well as the many events and outings enjoyed.
- The Friends bought another batch of special plants worth £1,000 to replace those lost in storms and bad weather and talking of plants, we have launched a new scheme BUY A PLANT AND SHAPE THE GARDEN. This has been well supported already and is proving popular.
- The Gardeners’ House Project to turn the old building next to Morrab Library into a community resource and learning centre focusing on Cornwall’s contribution to natural history and environment is being championed by a team of partners including the Hypatia Trust, Friends of Morrab Gardens, Penzance Town Council, The Tanner Trust and Cornwall Council now looks a definite possibility as the first amount of £70,100 has been granted by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
- The new glasshouse bought by the Friends has been put to great use. In the summer it was filled with a variety of delicious tomatoes which were sold to boost funds. Currently it is being used to over-winter a variety of tender plants.
- Councillor Jim McKenna granted £200 for seating for the new Children’s Zone and this will now provide an “outdoor classroom” with seats as well as a place where the children can search for all the mini-beasts, and funnily enough, they are not at all squeamish.
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