walled garden

Use a Tesco bag and donate to Ravenscourt Park’s walled garden

Ravenscourt Park’s Walled Garden is set to receive a grant worth thousands of pounds – but the green space needs votes from local people to help get the maximum cash injection.

Volunteer group the Friends of the Walled Garden in Ravenscourt Park is to be awarded a Tesco Bags for Life Grant to give a makeover to three overgrown herbaceous flower beds.

“The fact we have been shortlisted to receive a Tesco grant is really exciting,” said Angela Clarke, organiser of the Friends of the Walled Garden in Ravenscourt Park.

The historic walled garden in Hammersmith is one of three projects in Tesco’s token scheme, where customers shopping at any of the retailer’s stores in Hammersmith & Fulham are given a token to cast their vote on their favoured good cause.

The project with the greatest number of tokens will receive £12,000, while the two other causes will each receive either £10,000 or £8,000 of cash raised from the 5p carrier bag charge introduced last year.

“If we get the full grant then we will be able to fully transform the three large herbaceous beds, which are totally overgrown and need to be emptied and the vine weed killed off by a professional, before our volunteers can get on with replanting,” added Angela, who works with volunteers at the garden on the first Saturday morning of each month.   

Customers visiting Tesco stores in Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush and Fulham from 27 February to 9 March can cast their vote using a token in store, and the results will be announced at the end of March.

To find out more about volunteering for the Friends of the Walled Garden in Ravenscourt Park visit ravenscourtgarden.btck.co.uk

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