Unkempt Finsbury Park garden transformed into thriving allotment

Volunteers from Partners For Improvement in Islington and St Saviour’s Church standing proud

Volunteers from Partners For Improvement in Islington and St Saviours Church standing proud - Credit: Archant

An unkempt old garden outside a church has been turned into much-needed allotments thanks to a community project.

The overgrown green in front of St Saviour’s Church, in Hanley Road, Finsbury Park, can now be used for growing veg and plants after green-fingered volunteers spent a hot day digging last month.

Partners for Improvement in Islington, who manage and maintain Islington Councils’ street properties, stumped up £3,500 for the scheme.

Canon David Bird, vicar of Tollington Parish which includes St. Saviour’s church, said: “I am delighted that so many people are responding positively to this wonderful project.”