The Easter Garden Experience

A number of creative and inspiring gardens appeared at the Church Centre on Easter Saturday for the Easter Garden Experience, a display of Easter Gardens organised by St James’s, All Saints and St. John’s.

Each garden had so much thought put into it. As well as more traditional gardens created from natural materials, there were some beautiful paintings and drawings, poetry, an amazing lego tomb and garden, one generated using ‘Minecraft’, paper sculpture and other demonstrations of individual and collective talent. It was lovely that several of our local organisations contributed including the Youth Group, Rainbows and Brownies, RNLI and WI.

Visitors could follow the story of Holy Week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday through looking at the different gardens and were invited to engage in short reflections on the meaning of the Easter story. There were also a number of activities based on aspects of the Easter message which were particularly enjoyed by the children who visited.

Refreshments and an Easter Egg Lucky Dip were also very popular. As it was a lovely day we were able to throw open the doors and enjoy tea and coffee on the ‘terrace’ in the sunshine.

Here are a few of the gardens but they can all be viewed here.