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Tools needed to transform Georgian garden in Bath
Staff at Mulberry House with gardening tools (L to R) Sarah Withers, Paul Hudson, Ken Broadwell, Ruby Jennings
The project is appealing for tools, equipment, seeds and plants

A housing project in Bath is appealing for gardening tools so a bramble-ridden Georgian garden can be restored.

Mulberry House, in Weston village, provides supported accommodation for 13 people with mental health issues.

Staff and service users are looking for donations of equipment like spades, forks, wellies and waterproof clothing, as well as seeds and plants.

They hope to grow produce for residents and help clients by giving them the chance to learn new skills.

"You only need to look at the brambles to see we need all the help we can get," said Ruby Jennings, of St Mungo's, the national homeless charity which manages Mulberry House

'Really rewarding'

"But with plenty of hard work and some much-needed equipment this beautiful, south-facing garden can be restored to its former glory.

"The garden will provide not only a source of fresh, sustainably-produced, healthy food for people living here but also a fantastic opportunity for residents.

"Our aim is to help them develop new skills, meet new people and take part in something really rewarding.

"For many of our residents, we hope that will make a real difference in their lives."

To make a donation please contact staff at Mulberry House on 01225 427644 to arrange delivery.




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