Angel Community Garden, Tonbridge

My first guest blog post: a beautiful and inspiring bit of car park. Not something you say very often.


A guest post by writer Karen Hart

Dirty old plastic bags or lush scented herbs? The glint of broken glass or golden wallflowers? I didn’t need a second to decide when I visited the Angel Community Garden in Tonbridge yesterday.

Do take a look at that link; the Twitter feed shows  how the featureless edge of a shopping centre car park has been transformed by volunteers.

Floral displays always enhance towns and cities but it’s extra special when something’s been created by the inspiration, hard work and obvious love of a community.

“It’s been enormously satisfying,” Christine Parker, from Abbey Funeral Services,  said when we arrived at the car park. “My car stank of manure  a friend gave us, and I ached all over when I got home, but I felt a real sense of achievement.”

Christine – in the stripy wasp top above – gave a donation toward the project and joined the yellow-clad volunteers on April 17 to help plant the site…

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