Friends of Garden Masterclass raise funds for Lemon Tree Trust

Many thanks to Annie Guilfoyle and Noel Kingsbury at Garden Masterclass who are inviting members to make a donation to Lemon Tree Trust when attending special member events.

So far member events have included a debate on ‘What makes a great garden plant’ between horticulturalists and gardeners Edward Flint, Bob Brown and Andi Strachan on 29 January, and a talk from James Hitchmough on ‘Steppe-like grasslands in the wild as primers for design’ on 8 February.

Members from the Friends of Garden Masterclass attending the events have already raised almost £2,000 to help displaced people and refugees to garden and more special events are planned throughout 2021.

Thursday Garden Chat

Back in December 2020, we were delighted to speak to Garden Masterclass about our work as part of their Thursday Garden Chat series. Watch the recording.

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We have awarded prizes to 72 winning gardens in our 2021 Lemon Tree Trust (LTT) annual garden competitions. LTT competitions took place in a record nine camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), despite ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. Winners have received cash prizes and gifts of seeds and plants, and all participants have received certificates.  … Continued

Land restoration in refugee camps and wider communities has enormous potential to enhance the living conditions of forcibly displaced people and the ecosystems of war-torn regions. To coincide with the official launch of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration and World Environment Day on 5 June 2021, we were delighted to take part in a ‘Refugees and Restoration’ roundtable … Continued

Ahmed Ibrahim Ismail lives in the Azar neighbourhood of Domiz 2 camp. “I have a humble garden in my house, and I started working on it with my children two years ago. We have spent many good times in it, especially during the curfew for the coronavirus.⁣  ⁣“My garden contains 20 different types of roses and … Continued