Winthorpe celebrates garden

Winthorpe Community Garden
Winthorpe Community Garden
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THE OFFICIAL opening of a community garden in Winthorpe was celebrated by many residents last week.

The ribbon was snipped on Tuesday, August 7 at the garden, which is based in Count Alan Road.

Joy Gasson was honoured with the ribbon snipping after her late husband Roy Gasson put a lot of work into creating the garden. A bench with a name plaque in his memory was put in the community area.

The Winthorpe Community Garden will provide individual raised beds, which will be allocated to local residents to grow their own vegetables, fruit and flowers.

During the morning, the venue hosted a range of workshops for everyone to enjoy. A cookery demonstration, using healthy produce from the garden was also delivered by the East Lindsey District Council’s Food for Life team and health trainers were also on hand.

As well as this, master gardeners were there to offer gardening advice and there were plenty of activities for children, plus refreshments.

The event was held in conjunction with Winthorpe and Winthorpe Youth and Residents association, New Linx Housing Trust and East Lindsey District Council’s Seed2plate project.