Members of Castle Brom’s Plant Quality team rolled up their sleeves for some Autumn pruning, preening and harvesting at the local Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens.
The gardens, on the west side of Castle Bromwich Hall, an 18th century mansion, are managed by the local charitable Castle Bromwich Garden Trust and are largely maintained by volunteers since they were rescued 30 years ago.
The quality team, led by engineer Derek Wellington, trimmed hedges as well as tending flower beds to keep them looking their best for the local community.
They also helped harvest potatoes as well as two orchards-worth of apples and pears.
The gardens provide a valuable space for wildlife but also welcome more than 2,000 children a year to give them their first experiences of outdoor life.
Derek said: “It definitely wasn’t an afternoon stroll. We worked really hard and it was a great opportunity to spend some time out of work, bonding as a team.
but it was just as satisfying knowing that we’ve done something for the local community and helped keep the gardens in condition that people can continue to enjoy.”