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Windsor & Eton Society
Heritage Garden

Church Street, Windsor

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The Heritage Garden

The bench work is now completed and here are some of our new pictures .

Article in the Royal Borough Observer 25.3.22

VOLUNTEER gardeners slipped on their gardening gloves as they continue to make progress ahead of this year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Windsor and Eton Society were replanting key areas in Heritage Garden, on Church Street, on March 19, as part of the group’s Platinum Jubilee Facelift 2022 project.

And RBWM Lead Member for Windsor, Cllr Samantha Rayner, popped along to see the work they were doing.

The project, the ninth since the original “Facelift” was inaugurated by Her Majesty in 1961, aims to make sure both Windsor and Eton are looking in top form for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at the beginning of June.

The Society wants to encourage businesses and residents in the two towns to put on a colourful and patriotic display to mark the occasion.

The group is encouraging property owners to tidy commercial and residential buildings, as well as helping restore public realm spaces which will feature purple and white flowers, with the towns decorating central streets with flags and bunting.

And the group has seen the Heritage Garden, River Street garden area, Windsor Parish Church and Bachelors’ Acre currently leading the way.

Margaret Lenton, chairman of the Windsor and Eton Society and Facelift 2022, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to see such visible progress already being made.

“Thank you to everyone for their enthusiastic interest in supporting these efforts to show our profound appreciation for Her Majesty’s service through this exceptional celebration.”

The Heritage Garden, Church Street                                        Saturday 6th November 2021

A huge thank you to all the wonderful Windsor & Eton Society Members and supporters who turned up this morning to tidy up the Heritage Garden and plant bulbs for a spring display.  What a transformation in just a few hours!  Thanks too to the chaps at Tivoli who did the initial heavy clearance so that we had the space to work, and the lovely staff at the Clarence Brasserie and Intoku, who provided the hard-working gardeners with tea and sushi!

Just see what we achieved. The garden is back to being a welcoming space for our visitors to take a break. There are plans to replant with new shrubs and perennials next spring, but in the meantime, we look forward to seeing all our new bulbs come up in the New Year.