GBG & the Firmenich Community Team

The Geddington Brickyard Garden

had help from a new source on 1st October – the Firmenich Community Team, consisting of 14 keen, appropriately-dressed individuals, arrived to help with the start of winterising the Garden.

Organiser, Lynette, reported:

Community support from Fermenich UKLOTS OF THANKS . . . 
On 1st October, we welcomed 14 volunteers from Firmenich UK and we had a hugely productive and enjoyable day. The team cleared most of the raised bed area and laid membrane and woodchip; the boundary fence was raised to deter deer during winter; the pergola was completed; five trees planted in new orchard area; weeds cleared and another raised bed built. Just fantastic … huge thanks to Anna who helped to organise this event.

Babes in the WoodlandNicky and her ‘Babes in the Woodland’ children have designed and created a new raised bed. The children decided on a ‘Fairy Garden’ theme and have come up with lovely ideas.

P1020796Thanks to the Sunday School who have added their mosaic designs to the GBG mural.

We now look forward to lots of creative designs for our iron totem pole from our school children. Thanks to Martin Adamson, Head, for supporting this GBG design project.”

In another event, Lynette wished to “thank all those who donated raffle prizes and came along to support GBG at The Star Pub Quiz on 6th October. We raised a massive £153.”

If you have any ideas or questions about the Garden, please contact  Lynette at 39 Wood Street , mob: 07553 482907

Post script:


  • Sat 31 October 10 til 12 noon
  • Sun 01 November 10 til 12 noon

We really need help to prepare the GBG site for winter and continue the fantastic work started by Fermenich UK community team. Lots of jobs for all abilities. Please bring gloves, sturdy footwear and own gardening tools if possible. We’ll supply the coffee and choccie biscuits! Any time you can spare will be a bonus, thanks.