Green fingers? Then get yourself over to East Court

3 May 2013

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SINCE July last year a band of green-fingered volunteers has been helping to maintain the Town Council gardens surrounding East Court mansion under gardener Jenny Watson.

And despite the appalling weather of recent months their work has helped enormously to rejuvenate the award-winning flower beds and make East Court somewhere for the town to be proud of.

“The grounds serve a variety of functions and the volunteers’ help has been invaluable,” said Jenny.

“We offer free access to an open public park which is used by a great many people simply passing from one side of East Grinstead to the other while taking their children to school for example, or walking their dogs. Others come to use the facilities within the estate such as the sports ground and the children’s nursery, or to attend events like the summer concerts.

“But the mansion and gardens also form a colourful backdrop for groups who hire the Council’s function rooms for meetings, parties and weddings so it is important we keep them looking beautiful – not least for all the brides we welcome to East Court.

“And finally we want to encourage a sustainable environment which will support a diverse wildlife population.”

New volunteers are always welcome, so for more information contact Katrina Hamill on 01342 335051 or email