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Budding Marvellous

Getting people to together in nature 

BM PIc 2Gardening is a great way to get outside, boost your health and wellbeing, meet new people and of course provide a refuge for wildlife, and that is why Somerset Wildlife Trust is pleased to be a partner in the Budding Marvellous project in the heart of Taunton.

Budding Marvellous started when the Reverend Chris Brown gave permission for Taunton Association for the Homeless (TAH) to take on an area of land behind Lisieux Way Methodist Church and turn it in to a community wildlife garden.

With help from Somerset Wildlife Trust, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Summerdale Garden Designs and a grant from Tesco’s Bags of Help, TAH and their band of committed volunteers have cleared tonnes of rubble and gravel to lay the foundations of what is shaping up to be a beautiful, restful, green oasis for the use and benefit of everyone. The garden will have shady spots and seating on which escape and eat your lunch, fruit trees, wildlife friendly planting, a pond and raised beds for veg growing.

However, Budding Marvellous is not all about the end result, the project provides the chance for members of the public to help build and maintain this communal space, and enables them to connect with their natural world, socialise, be active, learn about wildlife and do something really worthwhile.

If you would like to help make this corner of Taunton a little more special for people and wildlife please email and look out for them on Facebook


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