Happy New Year! There have been two very exciting develpments at Riverhill.

Firstly, we now have a Head Gardener. Guy Chatten joined us at the end of Novermber. Assisted by his growing team of volunteers, he has already made a big impact on the garden. He is extremely enthusiastic and has so many thoughts and plans. Crucially, he has been spending lots of time with Ed's grandmother learning her stories about the garden as well as agreeing the planting for the Rose Walk.

Secondly, the brambles and undergrowth have been cleared from the walled garden and work has finally started on this amazing area, renovating the old paths and re-landscaping the centre. Ed and I are both so excited by this project. We are keeping our fingers firmly crossed for dry weather as they can't dig when it is wet. We were blessed with 5 dry days last week and progress was good. Keep your fingers firmly crossed for this week. It would be wonderful to be able to finish the landscaping so that work could start on the paths and planting.