WELCOME TO STONE NESS WALLED GARDEN
We offer therapeutic horticulture to small groups who share 2 hour gardening sessions as ordinary people doing ordinary everyday things, enjoying each other's company. There is a Monday afternoon 'Christmas Tree' group made up of people with mental health issues who this year sold their trees for the first time. The groups run Monday to Friday - with a 2 hour session in the morning and then a different group for 2 hours in the afternoon.
Don't worry if you are shy or a little socially uncertain - we won't make you do anything you don't want to do.
People tackle jobs suited to them - sowing big seeds if that is easier - weeding the raised beds when kneeling or bending are difficult - helping to bring logs in for the wood burning stove.
We have tea breaks around the table in the potting shed giving us time to chat , in winter the wood-burner keeps this space lovely and warm!
We have a summer Open Day and an autumn get-together where we play silly games with competitions and prizes and enjoy a BBQ.
We welcome enquires from volunteers - from beginners to skilled gardeners. We are always looking for help not only gardening. Please call Jean Burgess to find out more.
We have many species of birds, deer, and a small pond with frogs, native wild life and plants. We were the winners of the Gold Award from Kent Wildlife Project who visited the gardens and wildlife area specially constructed for a wide variety of creatures.
We have recently placed dormice nesting boxes in an area know to have had dormice in the past. We are not allowed to peep as they are protected but we hope that our nesting boxes made in the woodwork classes at Oakley School will provide comfortable nests encouraging the dormice to make the garden their home.
Thank you to Oakley School.
We also have two retired ponies, Rosie and Oscar who are very much part of our family.
Tom proudly holding the Silver Gilt plaque which we also won in 2017 from The Kent Wildlife Trust