Forfar in Flower has room to grow

Angus Councillor Lynne Devine and volunteers.
Angus Councillor Lynne Devine and volunteers.

The voluntary group which looks after planters and hanging baskets in Forfar has completed the renovation of the greenhouse which they use for growing their plants.

Forfar in Flower has an agreement with the Lilybank Resource Centre whereby they have the use of the greenhouse; in return they commit time to work with the service users every Monday.

With the help of a grant from Angus Environmental Trust, the group purchased paving slabs, staging and shelving.

The new chairman of the organisation, Susan Norris, said: “For five years we’ve “made do and mend,” so we are very grateful for the grant and extremely grateful to the Community Payback teams who laid the slabs so perfectly.”

The volunteers erected the staging and shelving themselves and are now ready for the new planting season.

Angus councillor Lynne Devine, vice chair, commented: “We would love to have more volunteers, especially to do the potting in our lovely new greenhouse. Anybody interested can call on 07930 532935 or email Any small amount of help would be really welcomed so that we can continue to bring colour to Forfar.”

Forfar in Flower has transformed many eyesore sites in the town.