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Phone call project that helps older people feel less alone

My son Alex, a second-year BSc Mental Health Nursing student at Canterbury Christchurch University, and his friends, have recently set up a free check-in & chat service for isolated and vulnerable customers of my other gardening business ‘Ladybirds Garden Service’ during the Covid-19 virus lockdown – but now they want to take this even further.…

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Wildlife Gardening Course for Beginners (Lecture & Guided Tour)

How can we ensure the survival of bees & butterflies? Bee numbers are falling and other pollinators are also in decline. If action is not taken, a drop-off in population numbers will have serious implications for food production and gardens – as many plants rely on bees and other insects to transfer pollen from one…

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NGS – National Open Garden Scheme in Whitstable

Since June 2019, Enchanted Gardens is part of the National Open Garden Scheme (NGS) https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/36157. Our first two open weekends were on 8th & 9th June and again on 28th & 29th September 2019. 4-5 April 2020: Spring Bulb Weekend (cancelled) 6-7 June 2020: NGS Open Weekend (cancelled) 12-13 Sept 2020: NGS Open Weekend 26-27…

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Art Exhibitions

Our latest exhibition was on 28th & 29th September 2019 with work by Silversmith and sculptor Justin Gilday, who highlights the interconnectedness of all things in his intelligent environmental work, showcasing exquisite casts from insects and other natural sources. This exhibition was called: The Garden …. She needs some care. It included the piece ‘Village Bees’ and ‘In the apiary’ ___________________…

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Sensory Garden for people with Special Needs

We have been approached by East Kent Mencap (@eastkentmencap) in June 2019, who have asked us to help them with their garden. This particular home – a supported living residence in Margate – has a conservatory that leads on to a large, but rather neglected open space with a summer house. Funding has been secured to have a complete garden makeover and the organisers were very excited to…

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Rarest Bee in Britain found at Enchanted Gardens

On 30th April 2019, during a Bumblebee Trust guided walk, a rare Shrill Carder was found in our garden. The members of the Bumble Bee Conservation organization said they had a fantastic day and were so pleased that they’ve found so many interesting species; they thought it was really special.  “It was a great find and…