Green Shed brings new karma to Stendhal with ‘Peace Garden’

Clients of Green Shed with Stendhal's John Cartwright and Ross Parkhill. (0706SJ1)

Clients of Green Shed with Stendhal's John Cartwright and Ross Parkhill. (0706SJ1)

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A Limavady garden centre is branching into a new area this summer, planting roots - literally - at a local music extravagangza.

This year’s Stendhal Festival will have a new attraction, a peace garden - designed and commissioned by the clients of Green Shed Garden Centre in Limavady.

In its third year, the Stendhal Festival of Art offers a wide and varied programme of events to suit all ages and taste.

Such is the popularity of this festival that it has been added to the ‘City of Culture’ programme.

The ‘Peace Garden’, however, is the latest addition to be added to festival.

Green Shed Garden Centre Manager Sean Mc Gowan is delighted to be working “in association with such a prestigious event”.

“We strive to offer our clients the best horticultural experiences possible and what better way to express their creative flair than to design and build this Peace Garden,” he said.

“The Green Shed Garden Centre based at the Roe Valley Hospital is run on a ‘not for profit’ basis and is a Partnership between Benbradagh Resource Centre and Limavady Charity LCDI.”

Sean explained he and the clients have been to the Stendhal site and work has begun on the design for the garden.

“We will be working on site within the next few weeks and people can volunteer to help us with this,” he said.

Various creative workshops are available this year as part of the Stendhal Festival with the aim of increasing confidence and community activity in the lead up to the festival.

Ross Parkill from Stendhal Festival said: “It’s important that our festival is accessible to all.

“Adding the workshops this year has given the opportunity for more people to be involved in the Stendhal experience.”

Work is due to get underway on the Peace Garden shortly. Once it’s finished, it can be seen in its splendour at this year’s festival.

To volunteer with the peace garden contact Sean on 028 777 69160.