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Herb garden unveiled in Pippins Park

James Hockaday

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James Hockaday

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Herb garden unveiled in Pippins Park

The BBC’s ‘Eat Well for Less’ presenter Chris Bavin was on hand to officially open a new herb garden in Pippins Park in Slough on Friday.

Joanne Doyle, a mother of a Pippins Primary School pupil, has been leading the campaign to tidy and regenerate the garden, working with volunteer groups to replace overgrown plants with fresh herbs and flowers.

Chris Bavin, who also runs a successful fruit and vegetable delivery service, said: “This is a brilliant initiative - you can’t beat fresh home-grown herbs for flavour and the fact that everyone can now pop down and pick a few sprigs to add to their favourite recipe is fantastic, well done to everyone involved.”

Mayor of Slough, Cllr Mohammed Rasib, help to open the restoration project, which has been joint community effort by Pippins Primary School gardening club, Colnbrook Community Partnership, the Colnbrook Residents Association and other volunteers.

Grundon Waste Management and Thames Water Charities Commission also aided the project by providing gardening supplies.

Email pippinsherbs@gmail.com to volunteer to keep the garden in shape or to make a donation.

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