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Quiet garden at Walsingham wins award

PUBLISHED: 15:11 22 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:34 22 December 2017

Tom FitzPatrick presenting the plaque to Sylvia Batchelor of St Seraphim'’s Trust.
Pictures: NNDC

Tom FitzPatrick presenting the plaque to Sylvia Batchelor of St Seraphim'’s Trust. Pictures: NNDC

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A tranquil garden where residents and visitors can go for quiet and contemplation has won an environment award.

A view of the garden. Pictures: NNDCA view of the garden. Pictures: NNDC

St Seraphim’s Quiet Garden at Walsingham is next to the St Seraphim’s Orthodox Chapel and has reclaimed a long-derelict parcel of land.

The annual environment award from North Norfolk District Council, which included a winner’s cheque for £500, was presented to the team responsible for the garden by council leader Tom FitzPatrick.

He said: “Many volunteers have been involved in this project, creating a beautiful and peaceful garden for public enjoyment and for the benefit of ecology and wildlife.

“The chapel itself uses the old station building and for many years there was an icon painting workshop which has now become a small museum of both the railway history and icon painting.”

Four nominations were received for this year’s award which was judged by a small panel.

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