Childwall in Bloom, recently held their fourth successful Open Garden Event at Hope University’s Childwall campus.
The event was again supported by Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerald Pillay and his team
The many visitors who attended were not only able to admire the beautiful surroundings but had the benefit of advice and guidance about plants for their garden from Childwall in Bloom’s volunteer gardeners.
This year, for the first time, free tours of the gardens at Hope University were conducted by the head gardener.
Also this year, local churches, including Childwall Valley Methodist Church, All Saints’ Parish Church and Our Lady’s, Bishop Eton, were able to send representatives along, who showcased their groups and activities for the young and the not-so-young.
Childwall in Bloom is a local community organisation –supported by the ward councillors – , founded in 2010, which aims to improve the appearance of the Childwall area by planting and maintaining year-round displays in planters, tubs and the community garden at Childwall Triangle. It seeks to protect and preserve the local environment, using environmentally-friendly products and recycling where possible. The organisation also seeks to promote a sense of community spirit and civic pride by involving local people in activities to improve their area.