As the Westgate Parks Officer, I managed the conservation and community based volunteer projects in Canterbury’s Westgate Parks.

Tasks have included:

  • Creation of the Westgate Gardens Physic Garden
  • Creation of the Tannery Field wildflower meadow
  • The installation of a pond on Bingley Island Local Nature Reserve
  • River bank management and planting
  • Hedge planting and maintenance
  • Litter picks
  • Working with school groups and running events

Find out more about volunteering in the Westgate Parksin this short video.

I have also worked alongside the Canterbury Archaeological Trust to co-ordinate 2 archaeological digs in the Westgate Gardens in 2014 and 2015.