It was a glorious day for everyone involved with the North Brighton Community Garden when they officially opened the Garden to the public recently.
Following a three year journey, multiple location changes and a few speed bumps along the way, it has been full steam ahead since the group received approval in February this year to develop the Garden on the south west corner of Bowker Oval.
Help came from many directions and it wasn’t long before the Garden came to life. Things slowed down a little bit over winter and despite some wild weather, everything came together in time for their Spring opening.
The purpose of the Garden is to connect the community, promote physical and mental health and provide a space where people can learn more about sustainability, organic principles and healthy living.
With over 200 people popping past to learn more about the Garden, grab some homemade delights and buy a plant or two, the group were also able to raise over $1,000 to go towards future projects.
I really enjoyed seeing how this wonderful space can help connect people in our community and bring us closer together. Congratulations to everyone involved and thank you to everyone who contributed in one form or another. This is a real gem for our local community.