A very busy day for volunteers at the Environment Trust saw 16 diverse young people give up their Saturday to help out our lovely neighbours at Canbury Community Garden. Marilyn Mason, one of the founders of the garden, invited us to come along and give them a hand. She had plenty of work waiting for our willing volunteers and they got stuck in to planting, painting and shifting enormous stones around.

YPS was happy to be able to design and paint one more of its signature benches. And we look forward to seeing it in place when the garden has its relaxation patio ready in a few months time. Lots of volunteers went out into Canbury Gardens itself to plant some bedding plants that had been kindly donated by Idverde. They weeded and cleared some raised beds near to the river and then popped the bedding plants in before watering them in - and all before lunch!

The most active volunteers also got involved in helping Marilyn to start creating a large herb spiral using lots of pieces of stone from the site and covering some cement-filled oil drums that cannot be shifted. It was amazing to see the energy and effort by the YPS volunteers - amazing work.

Special thanks goes to Marilyn and also to colleagues from RichmondAid and Kingston BuddyUp. It was great to see both old and new volunteers come together to work so hard but also to have lots of fun. Thank you to everyone of you!

I'm sure lots of people will be back to do more in this hidden gem inside Canbury Gardens.