Tuesday October 15, 2013
More schools and members of the community have been lending a hand to help transform the Community Garden at King's Gardens, Southport.
The Community Garden is an important part of King's Gardens and is located opposite the Royal Clifton Hotel next to the Model Village towards Morrisons. The Community Garden was created to get people involved in the King’s Gardens project, engendering a sense of ownership of the gardens for local people as well as tourists so that it can be used all year round and not just a focus over the Summer. The Community Garden will be used in the future for events and the fountain improved so that it will act as a stage when not in use.
A number of school groups have taken part in planting plants in the garden, bark mulching, making bird and bat boxes and having a behind the scenes tour of the gardens led by Sefton Council staff of the Parks and Greenspace Service.
This included pupils at Holy Trinity Primary School, Marshside Primary School, King’s Meadow Primary School, St Phillip's Primary School and Stanley High School Gardening Club.
King’s Gardens are currently undergoing one of the largest current park restorations in the UK. The historic seafront gardens were awarded more than £4 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) through their Parks for People programme
On Saturday 28th September, community planting sessions took place in the community garden as part of a huge transformation of the site. The whole community came together and there was a great turnout. For weeks leading up to the event, The King’s Gardens Garden Volunteers and HMP Kennet Volunteers had worked tirelessly improving the Community Garden so it was ready for planting!