Pizza, crafts and blooms on offer at Garden Gate Project open day

Open day at the Garden Gate Project

Margate’s Garden Gate Project is getting ready to open its ‘doors’ for the first time this year with an open day.

The community garden, at Northdown Park, will be welcoming visitors for activities and a bite to eat.

Paul Boyce, Garden Gate manager, said: “This is our first open day of the year.

“The garden is looking fabulous with Spring blooms and we are hoping for good weather.

“We have been raising funds for security shutters for our arts and crafts cabin and we are hoping that proceeds from our Spring Open Day will take us to our goal.

“There will be teas, coffees, botanical teas and soft drinks, cake, nettle soup, pies, chickpea dahl, traditional pizzas and some other lovely treats.”

Soup and pizza is enough to warm away any of the lingering winter blues and, as a free entry occasion, why not head along and join in the fun?

Paul added: “Local community groups will also be joining us to provide arts and crafts activities. Jason Evans will also be in our tool shed dark room and there’s our lovely Margate WI ladies; not to mention jewellery, crafts and plants for sale.

“Margate Caves and Canterbury Cathedral will also be joining us on the day and Tesco will be presenting us a cheque for £4,000 so that we can have a mobility bike custom built.”

There will also be a Canterbury Cathedral mask making workshop.

The open day runs from 2pm-5pm on Saturday April 14.

Find out more via the Facebook event page and on the website

Report Peter Mann