Volunteers wanted to plant bulbs in Barnes

Release Date: 04 October 2017

Green fingered volunteers are needed to help Richmond Council and the Barnes Community Association plant daffodil bulbs on Barnes Green this Halloween.

Volunteers will work alongside the Barnes Community Association (BCA), the village’s community group, to plant assorted daffodils with varied flowering periods and to create a spectacle of colour on Barnes Green when they come into bloom.

Volunteers are asked to meet in front of the entrance to Age UK Barnes Green Centre at 9.30am on 31 October 2017.

Cllr Pamela Fleming, Cabinet member for Environment, Business and Community said:

“Last year, with the help of volunteers, there were over 4,000 daffodils and crocus bulbs planted on Barnes Green. This year volunteers will be planting a stretch along the Crescent hedgerow with a variety of daffodils.

“If you’d like to take part this year, volunteers will be meeting in front of the entrance to Age UK Barnes Green Centre. So come along and take advantage of a great opportunity to get out and contribute to the improvement of our beautiful parks.”

All volunteers are welcome and should bring appropriate footwear and if possible a stout spade. This activity is not suitable for young children due to the hard ground at this time of the year.

You can simply turn up but if you have a query or would like to register your interest you can email commonkeeper@barnes-ca.org.

Notes for editors

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Reference: P463/17

Updated: 31 October 2017