Following the vandalism of the Arbroath in Bloom, Royal Marine Garden earlier this year, Tivoli stepped in to help restore the garden to its former glory.
Hugh Wood, business development manager for Tivoli said:
“We heard on the national news about the vandalised garden. We sought out Chic Grant, former Royal Marine, 45 Commando, and the force behind the creation of the original garden, to offer our services.”
On 27 October ten Tivoli volunteers, collected at the garden with 45 Commando veterans, to carry out the refurbishment.
Nine Sorbus Mountain Ash trees, donated by Tivoli supplier Craigmarloch Nursery, were planted. They were in a symbolic four-five formation, in recognition of the close connection to the 45 Commando Royal Marine Base. Perimeter beech hedges were cut-back and general tidying and repair works carried out. DAB Fabrications, contributed a series of metal plaques. Each one of these representing one of the four continents in which the 45 Commando operates.
Hugh Woods summed up the volunteering day by saying:
“Our aspiration is to make a positive impact in the communities where we operate. This means everybody working together to make a better place to live. Tivoli is committed to the Armed Forces Community both with our collaboration with causes such as this. This is also clear in other sustainable community work we undertake with our defence clients such as Amey. The response of our staff has been incredible with our employees giving their own time. We are truly proud to be part of the renovation of the Royal Marine Garden which is a popular stop for both tourists and locals alike.”