Anyone looking for some festive family fun whilst helping raise funds for a local project is invited to join the Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group this weekend.
The events are run by Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group (APGG) volunteers to raise funds for the restoration of the last remaining greenhouse in Alexandra Park depot and to use the historical 1930’s structure as a horticultural centre.
To achieve this the APGG need to raise approximately £100K. APGG were awarded £8,000 from Tesco Bags of Help scheme, which was used to restore the upper ventilation and decorative roof brackets.
Dynamic Scaffolding provided free plastic roof cover, enabling events and plant sales to continue throughout the year. Greggs the Bakers awarded the project £1,000 for cold frames, seeds and plants to enhance plants offered for sale throughout the year.
Fundraisers this weekend include Christmas wreath making in the greenhouse on Saturday, December 9, 11-2.30pm. Design and make a natural wreath, all materials provided. Children can make tree or table decorations to their own design, Guidance is available. Hot chocolate and mince pies will be served .
Tickets, which admit one adult and two children, cost £25 -available from Eat in the Park Cafe, Alexandra Park.
A Christmas plant sale will be held on Sunday, December 10, 11-3pm. Buy lovely pots of white Hyacinth bulbs ready to bloom in January; crocus and grape hyacinths will also be available.
There will be a range of donated unusual house plants and garden plants, Tombola stall, lino prints and post cards by Ben White, and individual handmade Christmas wreaths using Hydrangea heads from those grown at the greenhouse.
Mulled wine and mince pies will be served for a modest donation.
Linda Pearson Chair of APGG said: “Come and see the decorations and the potential of this much loved greenhouse and help the group make 2018 a profitable year and our funding applications a success story.
“It is a great way to spend some time in our lovely park and enjoy the fresh air and the beauty of the winter foliage.”