Replanting at St Albans’ Vintry Gardens

PUBLISHED: 06:29 24 February 2014

John O'Conner Managing Director Matt O'Conner and Mayor of St Albans Cllr Annie Brewster with Earthwork's Karl Murphy, Mike Thurgood and Vincent Siu in the Vintry Gardens

John O'Conner Managing Director Matt O'Conner and Mayor of St Albans Cllr Annie Brewster with Earthwork's Karl Murphy, Mike Thurgood and Vincent Siu in the Vintry Gardens

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Donning her wellies has been all in a day’s work for St Albans Mayor Cllr Annie Brewster in the recent rain-soaked weeks.

But when she dug them out again last Thursday, it was all in a good cause – to help replant the Vintry Gardens located next to St Albans Cathedral.

The Mayor turned gardener to join a work party of volunteer gardeners from the Earthworks charity to carry out the planting of a variety of shrubs and plants in the walled garden and re-use Allium bulbs from the district’s roundabouts.

The council’s grounds maintenance contractors, John O’Conner, was on hand to provide guidance and support.

The Mayor said: “All the hard work being done this week will make the Vintry Gardens look stunning when spring comes at last.

“I am very grateful to the Earthworks volunteers who demonstrated impressive gardening skills and to staff from John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance for their hard work. I am also grateful to fellow councillors who helped to make this work possible.”

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