Jonathan Bartley visits Arboretum Community Gardens

19 October 2016

Early in 2016 the Arboretum Residents Association was awarded £12,800 by the department for Communities and Local Government to revitalise Westbury Street Community Gardens. Further contributions of £8000 came from the Tesco Community Fund. Match funding was obtained from Worcester City Council who own the land.

Structural work on the garden is now complete and the area was handed back to the community just a few days ago.

Further planned improvements include information boards, traditional games such as hopscotch, a sculpture displaying traditional trades in the area, an insect hotel, bee and bat boxes and mosaics.

Residents plan to plant up the garden with fruit and vegetables which reflect the culture of the people living in the area. Many of the plants will be donated by local organisations such as Worcester Transition.


Matt Jenkins said, “A regular gardening club is already in operation and the garden is proving popular as a focal point of the community and a space for community events.”

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