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West Lockinge Community Garden aired on BBC Gardeners World

07/10/2019

The Garden in South Oxfordshire featured on BBC Gardeners World on Friday 27th September in a special program taking a close look at the role plants and gardening play in mental and physical wellbeing.

The previously derelict piece of land was transformed by the Parkinsons.me charity and have recently celebrated their 1st birthday after opening its doors to the local community on 2nd October 2018.

Through generous donations and fundraising and supported by a keen group of volunteers, the land was transformed to include a large community fruit and vegetable plot, willow tunnels, herbaceous boarders, a grassed area for games/picnics, an outdoor all-weather table tennis table and a wildflower meadow/boarder.

The charity has recently been awarded £5,366.00 funding from FCC Communities Foundation which will allow the garden to be further developed to include improvements to the pathways; new bat boxes and lady bird houses; bespoke circular seating; trees, bulbs, shrubs and a new storage shed.

The image below shows volunteers working in the garden during filming.