Hidden Green – a new community garden in Warwickshire

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From Garden Organic

“A new community garden project involving housing residents and an alliance of Warwickshire companies and organisations has been unveiled.

‘The Hidden Green’, a thriving growing space in Bishops Itchington, near Leamington, was officially opened this month to mark the start of many years of growing. The previously derelict and disused plot of land is now available for the community to use for growing fresh fruit and vegetables and sharing the harvest.

Orbit Heart of England donated the land and around £15,000 of Community Investment Funding while Garden Organic worked with the community and volunteers to first design the garden and then build it. Jaguar Land Rover staff rolled their sleeves up and helped build the shed and created the pathways.

The community growing space has been transformed into a food growing area resplendent with a range of fruit and vegetables. These include newly sown courgettes, leeks and an array of fruit trees and bushes such as apples, pears, raspberries and blackcurrants.”