The first Community Planting Day took place in the White Garden on Saturday. We were delighted with the progress we made. Over 20 volunteers came along to help – some old friends and many new faces as well. We concentrated on planting trees and shrubs to create the framework for the garden. If you take a visit to the White Garden over the next week or two see if you can spot the new arrivals: 7 new Iceberg roses, familiar Fatsia japonica, sweetly-scented Sarcococca (also known as sweet box), and some stunning new dogwoods. A hearty lunch of homemade pumpkin and ginger soup was served in the garden and helped to get everyone through the afternoon – thanks to everyone who came to help! If you are interested in getting involved then the next planting day takes place on Saturday 1st November when we will be concentrating on planting the herbaceous perennials. Meet in the Rookery Cafe at 10am. We hope to see you there!