Warrington-Worldwide.co.uk incorporates the Village Life, Culcheth Life, Frodsham Life & Lymm Life magazines.

Shopworkers dig deep to create community garden


A “THYME Team” of volunteers from a convenience store at Warrington “dug deep” to transform a piece of unused land into a community garden.
More than a dozen staff from the Co-op store at Kingway, Warrington tackled overgrown weeds and created a growing bed before planting bedding plants, thousands of wildflower seeds to attract pollinators and, herbs – which the community can pick fresh for free when the garden establishes itself.
The store manager – who is working closely with The Eden Gardens – even has ambitions to place a bench and bee hives in the garden which occupies space to the side and rear of the Co-op’s food store.
Store manager Peter Orme said: “Transforming this unused piece of land was hard work however, very rewarding – it really has made a big difference. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who rolled-up their sleeves and got stuck in. We hope it will provide a relaxing and enjoyable space for our customers in the community to sit and enjoy the flowers, and once the garden is established we hope the fresh and healthy herbs will be popular too.”
Pictured: Warrington South MP Faisal Rashid, Peter Orme and Andrew Barber of the Eden Gardens are joined by some of the volunteers who helped to transform the former unused space.


About Author

Leave A Comment