Posted: Thu 16th Jun 2016

A New Home For Macmillan Peace Garden /
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016

Mr. David Smith (Chairman of the Porthmadog Gardening Club), and Mr. Hywel James (Gwynedd Principal Librarian) can be seen holding some of the plants donated by the anonymous person. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The official opening of the Macmillan Peace Garden was held recently in its new home at Glaslyn Healthy Lifestyle Centre and Library. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The garden is open to anyone wanting a rest and a bit of peace. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The opening was organised by Emma Quaeck, who co-ordinates Wales National Exercise Referral Scheme on behalf of Gwynedd Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Eirlys Jones, Macmillan Libraries Health & Wellbeing Information Co-Ordinator: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Thanks to Porthmadog Gardening Club and for support of sponsors: Macmillan Cancer Care, The Co-operative, Gwynedd Council’s Biodiversity Unit-Co-operative Bee Project, North Wales Wildlife Trust, Keith Jones, Travis Perkins and Gardencraft Tremadog. An official plaque will be placed before long stating all of the sponsor’s donations. We’d also like to say thank you for to the person who wishes to be anonymous, for the gift of a box full of plants. Gardening can be very beneficial to health and well-being and it’s great to see that planting and information sessions are still held in the garden.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Opening times for the Glaslyn Healthy Lifestyle Centre and Library is as follows, you are welcome to visit the Macmillan Peace Garden at any time during the opening hours: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Monday – 7:30-20:00
  • Tuesday – 7:30-20:00
  • Wednesday – 7:30-20:00
  • Thursday – 7:30-21:00
  • Friday – 9:00-18:30
  • Saturday – 8:30-14:30
  • Sunday – 10:30-14:30

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