Wednesday 6th July saw a group of carers head to John Tucker’s garden for the afternoon. After being rescheduled from the week before due to rain, luckily the sun was shining as John and his wife Alison opened up their garden for us to have a look around.
In Box, with wonderful views looking across the valley, John and Alison’s garden had clearly been cared for over the years. From a pond at one end to an impressive vegetable plot at the other, with a cosy summer house and an apple tree in between, it was no surprise to hear that John has had many years of green-fingered experience.
Having been deputy manager at Prior Park Garden Centre, John has led a number of other gardening breaks at the Carers’ Centre, and he leads the gardening volunteer team, who meet every Thursday morning to tend to the Centre’s garden.
After being greeted by their friendly cat, Chelsea, once everyone had arrived John spoke to us for a while, welcoming us into his garden and talking about some of its main features. Continue reading A visit to John Tucker’s garden