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Community Garden Design

Community Garden – A wonderfully interesting project in the heart of Bedfordshire, a design was commisioned by the Parish Council for a Community Garden.  Available to all to enjoy, including children, the elderly and infirm, and open all year round, so interest was required throughout all four seasons.

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 A grassed area was set aside next to the current graveyard with the grounds of the local church, for the new community garden.

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Planting was to be low maintenance and safe for children and dogs, whilst adding tranquil colour and movement to the area.

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The paths had to be safe and flat, and grass was not wanted because of the maintenance aspect, and costs involved in the upkeep of a lawn, so creeping thyme was used instead, which when in flower, looks stunning. This was also used as stones of interment were to be placed within this area as needed.

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Whilst plant were small when planted due to budget restrictions, within a year they looked fabulous, with bees and butterflies attracted to the garden of Remembrance.

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A Remembrance Stone was to take pride of place at one end of the garden, inscribed with the names of Soldiers, and each year in November they are Remembered.

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At the opening ceremony, the garden is unveiled to the local community and village residents.community garden design plans in bedfordshire

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