Generous State Street donation helps Guernsey Botanical Trust build Orchard House

July 3rd, 2012 by The Guernsey Botanical Trust

State Street Managing Director, Gerald Hough, in blue sweater with (left to right) Advocate Michael Eades, Trustee, The Guernsey Botanical Trust; Andrew Thompson of State Street; Roger Weston, Trustee, GBT; and Peter Warry, Trustee, GBT; with Orchard House behind them (click image to expand - ©Mike Bairds)

The Walled Victorian Kitchen Garden in Saumarez Park is celebrating the next big step in its renovation as the new Orchard House nears completion.

Work on building on the exact site of a Victorian glass house and using materials appropriate to the site has been possible thanks to a generous donation of more than £15,000 from State Street.

Michael Eades, Trustee of the Guernsey Botanical Trust wanted to thank State Street personally for their help with the garden’s restoration and presented Channel Island Global Services Managing Director Gerald Hough with a fruit basket containing the sorts of produce that will be grown in the new Orchard House in coming years.

Mr Hough said “it is wonderful to see how quickly the Trust has been able to turn our donation into the glasshouse we see nearing completion.”

“We are really pleased to be involved with a project that contributes to community life in so many ways and is going to be of genuine long term benefit to the Island.”


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