THE blooming of a South Tyneside community garden is to be celebrated tomorrow.
Space at The Cave in Captain’s Row, South Shields, was transformed this summer by the local community, volunteers and various charities and businesses.
They helped build the Creative Community Garden, and have now been invited along to the event.
The success of the garden will be celebrated at the community resource, which is run by the Customs House, between 11am and 3pm.
The garden was created after volunteers helped to plant fruit and vegetables, create bug habitats and transform the space at the venue.
Catherine Scott, manager of The Cave, said: “The garden has gone from strength to strength, and we really felt we should invite people along to say ‘thank you’ for their hard work and support.
“The community have really come together – from six-year-olds to 70-year-olds – and have been working all summer to get the garden under way. We now have a solid core group of people who regularly attend and, in turn, support those newcomers who come through our doors.
“We are thrilled with the garden’s success and want to celebrate this great addition.”
A MacMillan coffee morning will also take place at the event.
Customs House executive director Ray Spencer said: “It is important we take the time to say a huge ‘thank you’ from all at The Cave and the Customs House for the support we have received – the garden truly is blooming.
“Those attending will see and hear just how much the local community have achieved and how much they value the garden.”
Anyone interested in getting involved in the Creative Community Garden – which offers opportunities to learn about growing your own fruit and vegetables and is open to all ages – can contact Catherine Scott or creative horticulturalist Marina Kynoch at The Cave on 456 3917.