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Toga gotcha yama!!! (Bad pun)

6 GoodGymers made their way to help the Festival Gardens tidy up in Liverpool.

  • Sallyann Hardwick
  • Heetu
  • Steph Willshaw
  • Eleanor Crossley
  • Amina Suleiman
  • DaveMol
 
Saturday, 24th of February 2024
 
Led by Heetu

We, six good-gymers started on a sunny Saturday morning, meeting Kate from friends of festival gardens in the Japanese garden in Liverpool festival gardens near St Michael’s.

Some of us walked, one cycled and some enthusiastically came after their park runs!

Well the plan was to uncover hidden Japanese garden features- a hill, a wall and actual plants- which was all covered in bramble and ivy!

Interestingly the hill is Tsukiyama, Tsukiyama refers to the creation of man-made hills, and is a classic type of Japanese garden that embodies a miniature of natural scenery.

So we set to attacking the bramble carpet! A few hours later we had found the wall and could see the little hill, and we had made our own mounds of bramble -not sure if a new spiky feature is considered very Japanese gardeni though , anyway a Togatta - yama, please please nobody who knows or is Japanese read this!

Report written by Heetu


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