In a neighborhood of residential towers, retail shops and concrete sidewalks, the St. Margaret’s House garden offers a welcome respite. Tucked in the northwest corner of the property, the garden is a small patch of nature open to residents and visitors alike year round.
In addition to providing a quiet place for reading or lunch, our garden also offered an opportunity this past summer for our residents to explore their green thumbs – they planted and grew tomatoes, peppers and herbs. We even had some eggplant!
Every spring and fall, a group of interested amateur gardeners from both within and outside of our community come to care for the bushes, trees, flowers and plants. It’s a time to connect to the earth in an urban environment and a time for fellowship with each other.
This fall, a group from a local Christian church and other volunteers came prepared with supplies and smiles as they readied our garden for the coming winter. It was great fun. Both children and adults enjoyed getting their hands dirty, being active outdoors and contributing to the care of this very special space.
In the spring, we will convene again. We hope you will join us.