Friends of Mrs York’s Garden are just one of many environmental groups in the Hastings that will be celebrating National Tree Day on Sunday from 8am to 1pm.
The group is encouraging the community to roll up their sleeves and spend the day tinkering in the garden – and if you don’t have a garden come and use theirs.
Di Davison, spokesperson for Friends of Mrs York’s Garden said the community day on National Tree Day will be great for the whole family.
“We love National Tree Day because we absolutely love getting out in the sun and seeing all the wonderful things in the garden,” Ms Davison said.
“We are always keen to be involved with National Tree Day as it is an opportunity for us to promote what we are doing and to invite members of the public to come and join us and contribute to what we are doing.
“Many people are working and can’t come to our weekly working bees so this is a great chance for them to come along and be involved in planting or garden maintenance activities.
“On the day we hope people will come and connect with nature, have some fun and exercise while contributing to our special garden overlooking Town Beach.”
The Friends of Mrs York’s Garden are also hosting students from Port Primary on Wednesday, July 25 for some tree planting activities.
Catherine Corthals, another Friend of Mrs York’s Garden said this week more than 300 trees will be planted.
“Along with our student day on Wednesday, after Sunday’s National Tree Day there will be over 300 new trees and plants planted in our garden for everyone to enjoy,” Ms Corthals said.
“I think we all love seeing how the garden changes and grows over the seasons and to see all our hard work and effort pay off over time.
“Our garden is well used, lots of people spend time wandering through it, so Sunday will be another great opportunity to come and see what we do.”
Gillie Jones said she loves volunteering with the environmental group as it is a great way of making friends with like minded people.
There will also be a morning tea for participants.