Last weekend we held an Open Garden event at Growing Together Westcliff, our therapeutic garden on Fairfax Drive, and were thrilled to welcome Cllr Mark Flewitt, Deputy Mayor of Southend.
At Trust Links we support people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, young people, and carers too, and on Saturday we opened up Growing Together Westcliff to encourage local people to pop in and take a look around.
This space was once an unused overgrown former allotment but it has been transformed into a beautiful safe haven for local people to retreat to. Our special guest, Deputy Mayor, Cllr Flewitt said "Visiting Trust Links is to step in to a calming and progressive world. A world that provides valuable respite for carers and those who need gentle support formally or informally. The gardens provide rest for anyone who visits, but delivers plants and produce as a very practical aside.”
Members at Growing Together Westcliff can get stuck into gardening or relax in the grounds, or they can enjoy countless activities that take place every day such as yoga, music or art. Growing in the garden at the moment are blackcurrants, rhubarb, loquat, and chard, plus lots more, and it is all available to buy from our sales hut, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
We hold regular events throughout the year across all of our sites, and we are already preparing for Apple Day that takes place at St Laurence Orchard in Southend on Saturday 5th October. Cllr Flewitt added "The St Laurence Ward has the pleasure of the Orchard, with Trust Links about to have a formal 25 year licence for it, yet another beautiful environmental asset.”
For more information about upcoming events at Trust Links, visit www.trustlinks.org/events or call 01702 213134.