An area of Robin Park Arena is being turned into a Community Garden as part of a Community Foundation initiative to offer an outdoor space.
The area, which lies behind the Robin Park Arena pitch, will feature a new pathway, pergola seating area as well as a pond and planting area. We have worked with Allison McIntosh to design the garden, to ensure the garden is accessible but also has sensory elements.
In preparation for the area, local community interest company, Green Crew, have been coming bi-weekly to upkeep the area, as well as planting Cherry & White bulbs.
MA Brickworks have been influential in getting the area underway. They have developed a path area for access, which will lead around to a seating area. The first stage of development work took place in the first week of November, clearing the area with the path laid the following week. MA Brickworks also made a secondary path to allow a full flowing pathway. We are extremely grateful for their time, which has come free of charge, as the area would not be where it is today without their help.
The Zone at Robin Park, who offer care and support for people with long-term illnesses, have offered funding towards the space. Members from The Zone, as well as members of the Rugby Memories group which meets weekly, were also on hand to offer their help in shaping the garden.
Travis Perkins also gave free hire of plant machinery to help with some of the extra touches needed, as well as donating some materials. With their help we have saved a lot of time and money on the project.
The area will offer a relaxing space for Community events at Robin Park Arena, for sessions such as Rugby Memories, but will also be an open area for anyone who wishes to attend.
Do you have any weird and wonderful items, maybe you acquired something from the demolition of Central Park, or have some spare materials lying around and would like to donate it to our community garden?
We are in need of:
- Summer House/Shed
- Bird Tables
- Water features
Please contact [email protected] referencing Garden Donation in the email subject, where we can then arrange a drop-off to Robin Park Arena.
Would you like to get involved? Any donations of materials or help is gratefully received as we continue to develop our community space which will offer a break away for many. If this sounds like something you or your business would like to be involved in, please get in touch!