Search

Islington gardeners spruce up square

PUBLISHED: 15:50 11 February 2012

L to R CHRIS INGRAM [Community Ranger ] ROD AUSTIN, AMY CHAPMAN and DI AUSTIN

L to R CHRIS INGRAM [Community Ranger ] ROD AUSTIN, AMY CHAPMAN and DI AUSTIN

TONY GAY at tonephote@aol.com

Freezing temperatures failed to get the better of a bunch of green-fingered volunteers last Saturday.

Friends of Arlington Square, Islington, braved the weather to cut back branches and carry out winter pruning at the garden ahead of a major revamp of the park which started on Monday. A group of four warmly-dressed toddlers also got their hands dirty and built a timber pile.

The maintenance cleared the way for the Community Garden Build which includes new raised flower beds, fencing and gates as well as a shed renovation.

The cash for development came from the Big Lottery Fund following a year of improvements at the park all done by local residents.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Islington Gazette