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Friends of Kirkstall Abbey next gardening day

Friends of Kirkstall Abbey will hold a gardening day in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey this September, writes Jim Corah.

On Saturday 28th September 2019 the group of volunteers will be working on their first project, the walled garden that is to the left of the café.

Cllr Fiona Venner (Lab, Kirkstall) said:

“The newly formed Friends of Kirkstall Abbey Park are a small, friendly group of local residents. We all love the Abbey and want to make the grounds even more beautiful.

“Please join us if you would like to be part of our first project in the walled garden.”

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Tools and experience are not necessary but you could “bring your favourite gardening tool”.

The group work with Leeds City Council’s Parks and Countryside to maintain and develop the Abbey Park for local and Leeds residents to continue to enjoy.

The Friends’ first project will be the walled garden, and they will be working along with Hyde Park Source’s Health and Wellbeing Group.

The health and wellbeing group meet to garden in the Abbey every Wednesday afternoon.

Friends of Kirkstall Abbey Park will bring equipment for volunteers to use, though if you want to please feel free to bring gloves and any of your own equipment.

The group was formed at a public meeting held in January this year.

As a friendly Friends group, all are welcome including children as it is a child friendly group. Contact


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