We are very pleased to announce that our contractors were able to complete Phase 1 of our project during the last week of September. The timescale to the project has changed as an impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the schedule of our contractors. The Walled Garden was closed to the public as the pathway works for 4 'garden rooms' were completed and we are delighted with the results. The response from our partnering organisations,visitors to the garden and our volunteers has been overwhelming and it has been great to see people with pushchairs, older people with mobility difficulties and those in wheelchairs feel able to enter the two herb gardens safely. We have enjoyed watching children using the wiggly paths in the Flower Fairy Garden and the Potager garden. Work will continue on the rest of the pathways and performance space in the early spring. In the meantime, we have been running small group gardening sessions for our volunteers under current social distancing guidelines who have enjoyed being in the garden and helping them work towards improving their physical and mental health wellbeing. We thank our funders,donors and all our stakeholders for your patience as we work towards completing this project.