Children and residents in Hornsey have taken part in two sessions of bulb planting to celebrate the opening of the renovated and newly named Hornsey Gardens. On Friday, Lib Dem Cllr Robert Gorrie joined children from St Mary’s and Campsbourne schools to plant several hundred bulbs provided by the Council. On Saturday, Cllr Monica Whyte and a number of local residents joined members of the Steering Group that have managed the renovation of the Gardens in planting several hundred more.
The planting was organised by Joyce Rosser who is sharing her expertise from leading the Friends of Priory Common with local Hornsey residents and stakeholders interested in setting up a “Friends of Hornsey Gardens and the Green”.
Cllr Robert Gorrie comments:
“We hope that Hornsey Gardens can be another step in building a greater sense of community and identity for Hornsey. The bulb planting was a great way to celebrate a new name for the Gardens and involve people in the space. Joyce organised us all wonderfully. On Friday when I was there the kids brought loads of energy and enthusiasm and discovery to the planting. And thanks to the Council for providing the bulbs.”
Cllr Monica Whyte adds:
“Giving local people the opportunity to make a difference to their environment is central to creating an effective community. This weekend was a good example of that in action.”