Ashfield Gardens team lends a hand

Ashfield Gardens team lends a hand

A team from Ashfield Gardens in Stourbridge have put their gardening skills to good use, to support the local Lace Guild Museum.

Closed during lockdown, the museum’s gardens were looking untidy and badly in need of a makeover before they could reopen.

Ryan, who attends Ashfield Gardens, was one of the group who volunteered to help.

‘It was really overgrown, so we spent a whole day working there. I did a lot of weeding,’ he explains.

The original plan was for the team to spend two days tidying up the museum grounds, but Ryan and the rest of the team worked so quickly that they were able to finish in just one day.

Making new connections

‘We met some new people and had a good chat,’ says Ryan.

Ashfield Gardens staff are now discussing plans for future work with the museum so that people we support can find out more.

‘I didn’t know the museum existed before we did this project,’ continues Ryan. ‘I’d like to go back and have a look around sometime.’

Denise, Vice-Chair of the Lace Guild Museum said: ‘Thank you so much for all you have done, your garden gang have worked a magical transformation.’

An unexpected bonus at Ashfield Gardens