Trees and other edibles – Follaton Arboretum
August 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
We meet on the first Sunday of each month from 10.00-1.00pm, for work and play at the Forest garden and Follaton arboretum tree nursery, followed by a shared lunch.
Come and join part or all of a monthly volunteer session to establish a forest garden within the Follaton Arboretum. We have planted trees, shrubs and perennial edibles and created a path leading to a sitting area with a fire pit for picnics. This spot enjoys great views towards Dartmoor. We will now continue improving this picnic area and the adjoining pond, plant more understorey shrubs, herbs and flowers, and care for the existing ones (weeding, mulching, pruning, etc.). We are also caring for the nursery, near the forest garden site, where we grow young fruit, nut and other useful trees and shrubs.
Our regular family-friendly sessions take place on the first Sunday of each month and all are welcome, to help or just to give some verbal support! We learn gardening skills from each other and enjoy ourselves! Tools provided, and you can join for as little or as long as you wish. Weather permitting, we often stay on for a shared picnic.
See the location of the Follaton Arboretum here - it's behind Follaton House, the premises for South Hams District Council, less than a mile from the centre of Totnes, along the Plymouth Road. The forest garden is near the highest point, next to the gazebo (and the nursery is further down, on the North West side of the park). More info from Annie on 01803 762992, 07929 962653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.