Gardeners' association sponsors tree at Keynsham Memorial Park to mark end of an era

April 29 2019
Gardeners' association sponsors tree at Keynsham Memorial Park to mark end of an era

Members of a club for local gardening enthusiasts which is closing down after 80 years have sponsored a tree in Keynsham Memorial Park.

The Snow Goose flowering cherry will be sponsored by Keynsham and Saltford Gardeners’ Association for the next 10 years and the group say they hope it will be enjoyed by visitors to the park for many years to come.

Following the decision to disband, members have also split remaining money from the club’s funds between St Peter’s Hospice, Dorothy House Hospice, Guide Dogs and the Hedgehog Trust, with each receiving £225.

The group has one informal meeting planned for May and a final trip to Barrington Court in June, with many members planning to get together with friends they have made over the years even after the club is no more.

A spokesperson said: “Thanks are due to Ted and Sylvia Hewer for their hard work organising the shows, writing the newsletter  and generally keeping the  committee in order! Their efforts have been much appreciated.”

The association was founded in 1934 and met regularly at the Fear Hall, but falling membership led to the decision to disband.