A community garden in Bellerby as a new addition to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee.
Developed from a disused allotment four years ago, Bellerby Community Garden is intended as a place the whole village can enjoy visiting.
Much of the work clearing the overgrown site in Church Street has been completed by a steering group of villagers.
A number of grants plus donations from local businesses and individuals funded its development.
In commemoration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the garden now has a suitably inscribed bench paid for by Cllr Karin Sedgwick out of her locality budget.
After a hard day’s toil it is possible to admire the fruits of one’s labour or just sit in peaceful contemplation in a quiet place.
Group spokesman Steve Singleton said: “The Community Garden Group are all thankful for Karin’s support over the last few years; it has made a big difference.
“The bench will have roses on either side and will be complemented by a Jubilee flower bed.”
Future plans include: raised beds, a central feature of a circular stone wall, paving for wheelchair access, fruit trees, picnic tables and a children’s mud kitchen.
The garden is expected to be fully-completed next year.