Nestled among the allotments at Woodend Barn is a Wild Garden, teaming with flora, fauna and wildlife, that is open for everyone to enjoy.
Managed and maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers, the Wild Garden has been transformed from a wasteland to a community greenspace and looks set to get another make-over this May as part of Voluntary Arts Week.
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Woodend Barn is bringing local school children and groups together to create a woollen wonderland that will see nature inspired woollen creations displayed in and around the Wild Garden to be revealed at a special launch event on 7 May.
A range of wool-craft activities will be provided for people to take part in at the launch. The Woollen Woods will then be on display until the end of summer for people to enjoy.
Linzy McAvoy, Learning and Engagement Officer at Woodend Barn explains –
“We hope this project will be a fun way to inspire our local community to get crafting and will attract new visitors to our beautiful wild garden. We are really keen to involve, arts and crafts groups, community groups, organisations and schools, both from Aberdeenshire and further afield, and see this project as an opportunity to celebrate creative activity happening locally and invite more people to join in!”
If you would like to get involved please contact Linzy at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Woollen Woods pack, which includes more information about the project, links to themes and patterns and details of where to post your work before 29 April. If you have any surplus wool that you would like to donate to this project, Linzy would love to hear from you.