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Record numbers ready to garden

Record numbers ready to garden

Date posted: 09 May 2014

A record number of volunteers are ready to put on their gardening gloves and get to work in Mount Lofty Botanic Garden at tomorrow’s Garden Blitz.

For the first time the event has reached capacity with 100 people registered to join the Mount Lofty team for a morning of weeding, mulching, soil spreading and planting.

Director of the Botanic Gardens of South Australia, Stephen Forbes says every volunteer makes a difference.

“It’s great to see so many people ready and willing to get hands on in Mount Lofty Botanic Garden. We’re always amazed by the hard work and passion shown at these events and can’t wait to see what 100 volunteers can achieve.

“For us it’s not just about getting the job done, we love seeing people enjoying our sites, engaging with their local community and interacting with our team,” said Mr Forbes.

Those who attend will take part in general gardening activities, with a special job planned for young volunteers on the day.

“There are 1,000 daffodil bulbs waiting to be planted by children who attend. Garden Blitz is a family activity so we want to make sure there’s something for volunteers of all ages to enjoy,” said Mr Forbes.

Garden Blitz concludes at 12:00pm with a free barbeque lunch before volunteers are sent home with a bag of gardening supplies thanks to generous supporter Neutrog.

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