Work is now complete on turning neglected land in Uckfield into a peaceful community garden and a celebratory tea and cake afternoon is planned for next month.
All are invited along to the informal opening of the garden in Keld Close on Friday, September 4, from 2 to 4pm. The party is being hosted by neighbours who, supported by the New Town Action Group and Wealden District Counci, have transformed the land.
Just a year ago it was heaped with old tyres, an old shed, piles of wood, concrete slabs and badly planted trees.
A month ago neighbours turned out to plant up the flower beds and a centrepiece of roses and lavendar has just been completed.
Now their work can be admired. The garden is sheltered by hedging and fencing and benches encourage visitors to stay for a while and soak up the atmosphere.
Read more here: Planting under way at new Uckfield community garden