Weʼve raised £1,770 to help to restore The Horsepond in Castle Cary through an ambitious planting scheme.
- Castle Cary Somerset UK
- Funded on Monday, 1st July 2019
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The Horsepond Restoration Project
The Horsepond, one of the main historical features of Castle Cary is in need of restoration to return it to its former glory. As a small group of volunteers, over the past two years, we have been trying to control the highly invasive blanket weed in the pond through safe chemical treatments and hard work (raking out the blanket weed whilst retaining the “healthy”/oxygenating weed).
Our ambition is to restore The Horsepond to a self-sustaining eco-system through the introduction of oxygenating plants that can give life back to the pond. Through discrete planting (lilies, marginals and reeds) we can bring colour and beauty to the town centre and more importantly life to the pond. It will be a place to stop and ponder (no pun intended) as well as a fitting backdrop to remember those who lost their lives in two world wars
Dream to Reality
In order to turn the dream into reality we need to raise £4,500 for a three-phase planting scheme. We have approached local aquatic plant providers who have supplied us with costings for the entire project (plants, containers, staging, anchoring points, and planting compost) to create a natural, tasteful and self-sustainable pond whilst restricting the growth of blanket weed. We also aim to restore the railing around the pond.
The planting would take place over the course of three years from the launch of the project. The ideal time to start planting is in the spring and our first target is to raise enough funds for phase one by April 2019.
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May 4, 2019
Great work, keep it up.
Apr 25, 2019
Fantastic project. Good luck. We look forward to seeing the ducks and ducklings back!!Penny & Martin Steiner
Apr 19, 2019
Great work Kevlar!
Apr 17, 2019
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Andrew & Alice
Apr 8, 2019
Great work all
Caroline and Jan
Apr 8, 2019
Cant wait to see it all blooming again! Thanks so much to the team for all your hard work.
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