A boy swinging on monkey bars
Our first venture into creating a Garden Gym was using the grant we received from Magic Grants to create Espalier Monkey Bars. We have six fruit trees that were planted to be Espaliered and we thought what better way to make use of that frame then to turn it also into a set of Monkey Bars that the people who visit and work in the garden can use to help them keep fit and have fun. Our second grant from Magic Grants has been interrupted by Covid 19. But we're hoping to get back on that this autumn by creating a Cycling Machine Battery Charger. We found this year that the garden was in need of getting the rainwater we're collecting further along the site pumped to the garden to use during the hot spells, especially for the polytunnel. With our grant from Magic Grants we will be able to rectify that and create another 'exercise station' for our Garden Gym. Our goal is to create a gym that benefits not only those who use it but also, the environment and the garden in particular, while having a bit of fun!