Stone Carving Workshops

           Free Stone Carving Workshops With Anthony Lysycia

At the Peace and Happiness Garden (AKA Les Dawson Garden)

Bank Holiday Monday 28th May to Thursday 31st 9.30— 4.00

Please click on Stone Carving on the menu above or click here:

https://stannesinbloom.com/stonecarving/

for more information and booking form

 

This event was very popular last year and we are looking forward to welcoming Anthony back to St Annes

 

Photograph from June 2017 Workshop

Coffee Morning

 

  

Our coffee morning yesterday was a great success

Despite the awful rain there was a steady stream of visitors to Hope Street Pavilion and we enjoyed a morning of cakes conversation

Display boards were out to show the range of projects we have been involved with and announcing future events

There was  a raffle  too  with some great prizes

 

The panel of gardening experts were kept busy answering questions and solving gardening problems, and we thank them for giving their time to do this

We don’t have a final total  but it looks is estimated that we made around £170 which will be a great help in funding our future projects

  including our stone carving workshops in May – watch this page for details soon

If you were unable to join us but are interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities please send a message via this page or our Facebook page

We are planning to repeat this event, so next time why not pop along and enjoy one of Monica’s delicious scones?

Spring is in the air!

 

Gardening Club is back!

Thursday at 10.00

Every two weeks – next session 5 April

Peace and Happiness Garden (Les Dawson Garden)

Usual activities include weeding, dead heading and litter collection for around an hour

Followed by a chance to socialise over a cuppa in the Pier Cafe afterwards

Please email Fiona if you are coming

fiona@boismaison.co.uk

Hi vis jackets are available

Please bring (if you can) a bucket, gardening gloves, secateurs and a fork or trowel

 

Protecting our dunes

The dunes in St Anne’s have had about 2,000 Christmas trees put into them this winter in order to create stronger dunes closer to the sea.

The project helps the sand to stay on the beach and not on the streets as well as creating habitat for rare dune plants and wildlife who rely on the dunes.

The more secure dunes also protect our town from the occasional high tide and future sea rises.

The project has been running for about six years now and is a partnership run by Fylde Council, Blackpool Council and The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside and funded by the Environment Agency. St Anne’s In Bloom support the partnership by providing volunteers who collect trees from St Anne’s residents.

This year St Anne’s in Bloom Collected about 400 trees over the first weekend after Christmas

There were about 20 volunteers divided into six teams.

Their work was supported by Judith Rigg and Carol Lanyon who took addresses and sorted out the route

We had two teams who provided lunch and refreshments too

Thanks so much to all our volunteers for their hard work

There were about 45 volunteers for each of the three days helping to put the trees into the dunes. Some were students from Burnley College.

Any trees that are left over will be put in by the regular volunteer group who meet every Thursday and who support Lancashire Wildlife Trust.

If you wish to help them, please contact Hilary on hsalkeld@lancswt.org.uk

Plugs of marram grasses were also planted to help stabilise the dunes.

These had been grown by Fylde Borough Council with the help of volunteers from The Ormerod Trust.

Can you help us out?

Do you have free space to spare in one of these? 

 

Or one of these     

As you may know we are collecting old golf bags to fill with plants during the Women’s Open Golf this coming Summer.
We need somewhere temporary to store the bags for a few weeks until we are ready to plant them up. – probably from early May into June.
If you can help please get in touch.