World’s End, a Wyevale Garden Centre, is celebrating completing improvements at Buckingshire-based charity Lindengate.
Lindengate offers specialised gardening activities to help those with mental health needs in their continuing recovery, and the organisation hosted a ceremony with World’s End to celebrate the completion of Wyevale Garden Centres’ major facility improvements at the charity. The event was held on Wednesday, March 16.
Since opening in November 2014, Lindengate’s Social and Therapeutic Horticulture site has made tremendous progress towards achieving their mission of helping people improve and maintain their health and wellbeing through a range of gardening and stimulating outdoor activities. As part of its continued commitment to supporting its local community, Wyevale Garden Centres has offered much needed support to the local mental health charity.
The five acre site, adjacent to the World’s End Wyevale Garden Centre in Wendover, was in need of extensive renovation to improve facilities for the charity’s gardeners and enable the organisation to handle the demand in growth for its services in 2016.
Wyevale Garden Centres’ Estate team, and its contractor team, supported the refurbishments with supplies and man power to make the project a success. The garden centre extensively renovated the main portakabin facility, cladded and insulated the external façade, installed decking and a wheelchair access ramp, upgraded electrical and plumbing services, decorated the internal space and improved facilities around the site used by the gardeners.
Bill Chapple OBE, vice-chairman and county councillor for Aston Clinton Division Buckinghamshire County Council, was amongst guests at the celebration of the completion of improvements.
He said: “I’ve supported Lindengate from its inception, and have greatly enjoyed watching them grow from strength to strength. It is a remarkable charity, its success and ambition is incomparable to other initiatives I have seen. They are making a genuine impact on the gardeners’ lives and contributing to the county. And I look forward to following their continuing progress with interest.”