The Conservation Volunteers have just celebrated the launch of a new community garden in Lisburn on 21st August.
The garden was officially opened by Councillor Thomas Beckett, the first Mayor of Lisburn City & Castlereagh City Council.
On the day itself, we had a great turn out from local people who were invited to a barbeque in the garden. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended and the local community are thrilled to have such a valuable resource on their doorstep.
Since February of this year, The Conservation Volunteers have been working in partnership with The Resurgam Trust and a team of very dedicated volunteers whose hard work and dedication have helped to transform this garden. From what was a bare patch of grass, the volunteers have built four raised beds for food growing, sown and planted a variety of vegetables, dug out and planted up a wildlife friendly flower bed, installed a new shed, laid a stepping stone path, and painted the fences.
A group of young people from the area also built two lovely raised flower beds to sit at the entrance of the garden.
Since the event the volunteers have been enjoying the harvest which has included a great crop of potatoes this year and, with more projects planned for the garden, volunteers will still be busy into the Autumn.
The project is supported by the PHA South Eastern Area