Pupils from Ashfield Park Primary School visited the Community Garden in Ross-on-Wye for a fun morning of learning about different fruits and flowers, and the importance of bees.

As well as a lovely walk around the garden, the children were able to taste freshly picked strawberries and blackberries and saw the bees at work in their natural habitat.

The pupils enjoyed visiting the scarecrows which those at the garden have made, learning about how they were constructed and what they can be used for.

Children from many of the local schools will be taking up the opportunity to visit over the next few weeks.

Volunteers, Helen Kirk and Dawn Smith, enjoyed teaching the children about the different plants in the garden, and told the Ross Gazette that they love the work that they do there. The garden is a tranquil space that members of the public are welcome to enjoy at any time. Project Leader, Tim Shelley, said that he hopes more people will take up the opportunity to volunteer at the garden. He welcomes anybody who is interested in spending some time volunteering there.

For more information about volunteering at the Community Garden, contact Tim Shelley on 07972624378 or [email protected].See this week’s paper for more stories like this, available in shops and as a Digital Edition now.