Anglican Care Warnervale Gardens has constructed a new Friendship Garden thanks to a donation from the Central Coast Freemasons.
Although construction was delayed by COVID-19, the materials to construct the garden eventually arrived.
The Friendship Garden has been embraced wholeheartedly within the community and residents have come together to reminisce about much-loved gardens of their earlier years, and to share a wealth of gardening knowledge and make suggestions regarding plant choices and positioning.
There was much discussion as to what best to grow like vegetables, shrubs and which colourful flowers, but decisions were finally made, and planting commenced.
Some residents have been able to contribute labour with several members of the Friendship Group involved in planting.
Carer at Anglican Care Warnervale, Lillian Wallace, said even though some were unable to participate in a practical way they still enjoyed watching the garden develop.
“Now much of the conversation is centred on what to grow next in the garden.
“The Friendship Garden is a greatly enjoyed and stimulating project and thanks go to the Freemasons for the generous donation of $868.
Media Release, July 6
Freemasons on the Central Coast