Friends of Barshaw Park
The group ensures that its beloved Barshaw Park is maintained and improved. Volunteers maintain the once neglected Walled Garden and the group was delighted to be awarded ‘Thriving’ status for its efforts in 2018 and 2019. Last autumn the group was fortunate to be able to invest in some new planting, aiming for more colour in the garden in spring and early summer and more structure and interest in the winter. The volunteers meet up outwith the garden to plan the schedule, for example, they met recently and are looking forward to improved compost making, a new potting area, and to events such as their Musical Open Day and their Art in the Park Classes. They are also working with a group of young adults with learning difficulties who volunteer regularly, to help in the garden and learn new skills.