In spring 2017 some local residents and members of Clackmannan Development Trust and Clackmannan Town Hall Trust decided it was time to transform the waste land at the side of the Town Hall into a wonderful garden for all to enjoy.
The Butterfly Garden – was the name chosen by the people who voted from the list of shortlisted names suggested by Clackmannan Primary School at the Town Hall Trust Fun Day on 17th February 2018.
Since the project was awarded a £1000 grant by Central Scotland Green Network at the beginning of July, several energetic volunteers have been hard at work in the “garden” beside the Town Hall and the transformation has been amazing. Local businesses have also contributed. An early donation of weed-killing from David Moser, a professional landscape gardener, started us off. Many thanks to Rab Petrie for leveling out the ground using the mini digger kindly lent by Gardner Plant. Meanwhile, contributions are welcome of materials such as: old bricks, paving slabs, pots and planters, old carpet to suppress the weeds over-winter, unwanted garden tools, surplus plants.
Butterfly Garden Updates and Events
The Butterfly Garden continues to flourish; growing and flowering whatever else is happening in the world. We expect there will be fruit and veg, including red currants, strawberries and runner beans, which everyone is welcome to help cultivate and pick later in the year.
We hope to hold a Summer Garden Party this year and we are also replanning the Gardening for Wildlife workshop that had to be postponed last year.
Over the next few months, be sure to keep an eye on the website as we hope to start adding some gardening blog posts!
Join the Group
The garden group meet last Thursday of the month at 2pm, if you would like more information on how to join please contact us by clicking here.
Everyone is welcome to lend a hand in the garden, although work is usually dependent on the weather. Wellington boots are highly recommended.