- June 2, 2017
- Posted by: Lesley Griffiths AM
- Category: Latest News
An annual summer fayre will offer local residents the chance to visit one of Wrexham’s hidden treasures.
The Erlas Victorian Walled Garden Summer Fayre is taking place on Saturday 17th June from 1 – 4pm. Staff, students and volunteers will be dressed up as Victorians and a wide range of activities are scheduled to take place.
Wrexham’s Assembly Member Lesley Griffiths, who is patron of the charity, recently visited the garden to speak with students and discuss future plans with the directors.
Located on Bryn Estyn Road, the Erlas Victorian Walled Garden is a charitable organisation, led by a dedicated team of volunteers. The innovative project provides specialised training and support for adults with learning and mental health disabilities in the Wrexham area, while promoting the restoration and enhancement of a Victorian walled garden believed to date back to the early 1800s.
The Erlas Walled Garden charity has ambitious plans to widen its scope, bringing together a wide range of beneficiaries to become a major community resource and constantly looking at new ways to become financially sustainable.
Recently, the charity secured funding to modernise and make improvements to the garden’s roundhouse. Once completed, it will provide extra space for students to work from all year round.
Lesley Griffiths AM will be attending the summer fayre and after her recent visit said: “The enthusiasm and hard work of the gardeners and volunteers at the Erlas Victorian Walled Garden has transformed this once derelict piece of land into a thriving community hub.”
“The garden is now embedded within the local community, with Coleg Cambria, local charity Dynamic and armed forces veterans from neighbouring Ty Dewr just some of the organisations working in partnership with the project.”
“Over the years, it has been a pleasure to witness the on-going success of the project but the directors still have big plans for future development and I will continue to support them as best I can.”
“The summer fayre is the ideal opportunity for local residents to see the garden for themselves, with plenty of activities and events planned that the whole family can enjoy.”