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Last month we were thrilled to find out that our application to join the R.H.S. initiative “It’s your neighbourhood, Britain in Bloom” had been successful.

Our project is to create & maintain a cherry tree garden at the top of Turn Moss Road, and to restore the hedge, bank and winter bird grassland area along the Stretford Grammar School boundary behind “The Hawthorns”.

We have been awarded support in the Greening Grey Britain 2019 campaign, which aims to help intergenerational groups to work in partnership, to transform grey spaces in their local communities into thriving neighbourhood spaces for people, planet and wildlife.

The RHS will provide hands-on support from a local member of their Community Outreach Team, a qualified horticulturist experienced in training and co-ordinating gardening activities with all ages.

The RHS will also provide up to £500 worth of materials and plants to support the project.

Pupils from Stretford Grammar Gardening club intend to manage this new “Cherry Tree Garden”. Together we aim to plant year round colour, with fragrant, pollinator-friendly shrubs & climbers to create a pleasant stopping point. In future, it is hoped funding can be gained to install a bench here, to all visitors to sit and admire the beauty of the open space

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