A place in the sun - Mickleton Methodist Church, Chipping Campden

A chapel’s new wildlife garden recently burst into life for the whole
village to enjoy.

The first of two mini-meadows was in full bloom with red poppies, blue cornflowers and yellow corn marigolds. The air was alive with bees and butterflies.

To celebrate, a village community group organised a cream tea in the garden at Mickleton Methodist church, with conservation activities for children.

The Three Bees Garden began in the spring next to the church in the Stratford and Evesham Circuit. Its name derives from its slogan, Bee Responsible, Bee Respectful, Bee Friendly.

Volunteers of all ages from the village and congregation helped, including two teenage sisters whose spadework will help them to qualify towards a Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Nearly £4,000 has been donated to purchase plants and benches,
picnic tables and display boards about wildlife.


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