Specsavers staff volunteer at the Guernsey Botanical Trust’s walled kitchen garden

October 6th, 2011 by Specsavers

A TEAM of Specsavers staff got their hands dirty last week as they continued work to improve a walled Victorian kitchen garden at Saumarez Park.

Volunteers had already started to clear the walled kitchen garden, but the Specsavers finance workers continued to prepare the garden by removing soil from raised beds and leveling the top soil, as well as removing large granite steps to create an access ramp for wheelchair users.

SpecSavers Financial Reporting Team members who worked on the walled Victorian kitchen garden in Saumarez Park (click image to expand - image courtesy of SpecSavers)

They were under the watchful eyes of three Guernsey Botanical Trust leaders – Raymond Evison, Ivan Le Tissier and Mike de Carteret.

The plan is to restore the walled garden to the way it was during Queen Victoria’s reign.

‘We appealed to organisations and charities in the island for any tasks that they might have needed help with,’ said Specsavers team organiser Donna Mahy.

‘We had several requests and after some deliberation decided we wanted to help improve the garden, which will hopefully be an area that many islanders will be able to visit and enjoy. We were lucky to have picked a lovely sunny day and enjoyed working together in a large group and outside the normal office environment.

‘The Botanical trust leaders were with us all day encouraging and supporting us and the ladies even supplied us with much needed teas, coffees and biscuits. The team really dug in to the work and had some proud blisters to show for all their hard work.’


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