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Inverness Botanic Gardens plants grown for a good cause

By Alasdair Fraser

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The gardens' GROW Project supplied plants to charities
The gardens' GROW Project supplied plants to charities

PLANTS grown at Inverness Botanic Gardens through its GROW Project are being donated to a host of local charities.

The well-loved gardens beside Canal Park is shut amid the coronavirus lockdown, but staff managed to distribute an array of small trees, wild flowers, bulbs and herbs before closing the doors.

Highlife Highland’s GROW project – which stands for garden, recycle, organise, wildlife – covers half the garden area.

It allows adults with learning disabilities to gain work experience in a therapeutic environment, aimed at promoting independence, social inclusion, health and happiness.

A spokesman for the Botanic Gardens said: “The trainees had worked hard at planting and it would have been a shame to see their good work wasted.”

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