Greenslate Farm - Memory Garden

To create a garden area for the local community to use for quiet relaxation and reflection but also a space to meet others. A haven.

by Greenslate Community Farm, Billinge, Wigan in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England

We did it
On 19th December 2017 we successfully raised £1,045 with 13 supporters in 35 days

Greenslate Farm Memory Garden

Our aim is to create a garden area for the local community to use for quiet relaxation, reflection but also a space to meet others. A haven.

The Vision

We have had some sad events around the farm area in the last year odd and this is an influence on our idea,  but we didn't want to call it a memorial garden as this seems a bit negative, we want it to be thoughtful place in remembrance of the sad memories but also create a space for happy ones as well. 

The Design

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Our design is to create a seating area surrounded by raised beds full of seasonal colourful flowers and shrubs. With a fruit tree in the centre as a focus with others planted outside.  The whole outer area to be made into a bee friendly wildflower mini meadow. A hedge  to be planted on the fence line with a variety of hedging kindly donated to the farm by the Woodland Trust.

Now and How.

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This is a picture of the area we wish to create the memory Garden in. Access will be open to all via the farm main entrance. The location has been selected as it is a quieter area on a busy farm in between our community allotments.

It will be constructed by farm volunteers and care farm students. We aim to use reclaimed timber to make the raised beds and source all other requirements locally. Greenslate Community Farm is committed to reducing carbon emissions, We do our best to work to  organic and  permaculture principles. We are committed to supporting local ethical businesses wherever possible. 


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

All donations £5 and over will be added to a roll of supporters of the Memory Garden on the the Greenslate Farm website and physically on the farm.

£30 or more

1 of 8 claimed

£30 Reward

A tree planted in the garden with a plaque in recognition of your help.

£30 or more

1 of 8 claimed

£30 Reward

A bench with a plaque to recognise your help

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