Shout out for help….

By Emily Moorcroft

I’m currently volunteering on a project to design and rejuvenate a number of gardens for St Michael’s House.

St. Michael’s House provides a comprehensive range of services and supports to adults and children with disabilities and their families in 170 locations in the greater Dublin Area. It supports c. 2,300 people.
The current project is a day centre in Belcamp which hasn’t really been touched since before Covid. The service users there could really utilise the space and gain at lot of enjoyment from it however I’ve enclosed a few photos for you to see the state it is currently in.

The problem we have is they have an extremely low budget.

The site has a polyltunnel and I plan on making a number of sensory raised beds. I was wondering if you might be able to help source some donations of plants. I am looking for any help especially edible plants for the taste sensory bed, grasses for the sound bed and colourful plants for the sight beds. Then shrubs and low maintenance plants to bulk out some of the rest of the borders. Any donations from members would be extremely helpful to the charity

with thanks


Contact Emily directly if you can help at

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