Norwich Society help plant St Margaret’s with native bulbs

st margarets bulb planting for The Heavenly GardensThe project, by George Ishmael of the Heavenly Gardens and Tony Hufton of the Norwich Society, involved designing a layout of flowering bulbs using varieties from the late medieval period. Members of the society came forward with offers of bulbs and gardening skills and a public appeal for more snowdrops saw even more donated on the day.

Featured Image: Volunteers from the Norwich Society planted the donated snowdrops, as well aconite and small cyclamen bulbs, at St Margaret’s in St Benedict Street on Saturday. Credit: Archant Newspapers

Mr Ishmael, a trustee of the Norwich Historic Churches Trust which looks after the St Margaret de Westwick church, said: “We have had a fantastic response and I’m hoping we might get a regular group of volunteers to help in the churchyards.”

The bulbs planted with the help of the Norwich Society include snowdrop, (in the borders) native daffodil (in the lawn), and crocus (alongside the main path).

Vicky Manthorpe, of the Norwich Society, said: “People have driven in with trays of snowdrops, and we’re so thankful as it’s going to make such a big difference.” Original article in the Eastern Daily Press 09/03/2015