In November 2020 Fontmell Magna resident Siân Highnam launched a community initiative to grow flowers, which villagers could then cut and take home.
The Blackmore Vale GP Practice recognised the health and wellbeing benefits of a group working together, undertaking light physical exercise, and enjoying social interaction. The project met the principles of what’s termed ‘social prescribing’.
Since then, Siân’s group has engaged nearly every group and organisation in the village. And tomorrow, Saturday, The Fontmell Friendship Flower Garden is officially opened at 1.00pm, with dignitaries, live music food and celebrations. Siân she says she feels like it’s Christmas Eve as she looks forward to tomorrow’s events.