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Maintenance and repair of the nursery’s buildings and railway is an ongoing and challenging activity. It is undertaken by a dedicated team of nursery volunteers whose task is made more difficult by the years of neglect dating from the period when the nursery was closed. Additionally, the historical interest of some of the buildings on the site requires that they be treated sympathetically when being repaired or renovated.

Examples of recent activities include making replacement doors for some of the sheds, which were beginning to show their age, and building two substantial compost bins. These sorts of activities, along with multifarious other jobs, are unceasing! A more ambitious task has been the construction of a modern toilet block.

Future plans include the construction of a new building to serve as a multi-purpose community space. This is an ambitious, and potentially expensive, project which, currently, is at the planning stage. The nursery is very grateful for the financial donations which have already been received in connection with this project.

“Wish List”

Here are just a few of the many activities requiring attention:

Site clearance for new building.

Refurbishment of the old mess hut.

External painting of the storage sheds.

Internal painting of the old Potting Shed.

Re-glazing and repair of the greenhouses.

Repair/replacement of the Shade Tunnel.

New greenhouse to house cacti and alpines

If you can help with any activity at the nursery, please contact the nursery in the first instance. 

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