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Volunteers give Barnard Castle community garden a much-needed makeover
AN overgrown community garden has been spruced up thanks to a team of hard working volunteers.
The Sculpture Garden, below Scar Top, in Barnard Castle, was part of a riverside restoration project three years ago.
But since then, the weeds have taken over leaving the area looking untidy.
The call to action was led by the Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership, which organised an afternoon of gardening.
Weeds were removed and bark chippings donated by Teesdale Conservation Volunteers (Rotters) were spread.
Helpers were also planning to reclaim a sign by the Roman ford which was covered by undergrowth.
Heart of Teesdale's volunteering officer Karen Collins said she was delighted with the number of people who turned up to help.
“We have got a few regulars and a few new people as well and this garden will be maintained by volunteers now," she said.
“This is a very popular spot and is well used.”
In the long term, responsibility for the garden could be transferred to Barnard Castle Town Council from Durham County Council.
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