To get into the festive spirit the Love Where You Live Team, along with local residents, transformed the streets planters of Riverside into the ’12 Planters of Christmas’.
Throughout the week we met up with local volunteers to give the planters a spruce up. Deadheading the old plants, clearing the fallen leaves and planting lovely new conifers, cordylines, pansies and violas – making them all winter-ready. We were careful to leave room for the bulbs, which on Albert Street were already beginning to come through, giving that extra bit of colour.
On Sunday we held a family craft day and asked families to come along and help us prepare the decorations for the planters. Everyone got stuck in and we now have 12 beautiful 12 Days of Christmas signs adorning the street planters.
Not all the crafts were for the planters however and there was lots for people to make and take home, including photo frame wreaths, mini-planters, gingerbread men and much more. The Christmas music was on and we all had a fab time!
The Planter signs will be up until the 6th January so look out for them, or why not even take part in our trail!
Remember they are community planters and there for the benefit of all. If you would like to help maintain the planters that would be great!
To find out more call Lorna on 029 2071 7717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org