March students transform a neglected garden next to Wisbech park

PUBLISHED: 11:47 26 May 2016 | UPDATED: 11:47 26 May 2016

New Winter Garden that Wisbech in Bloom have created in Park Avenue.

New Winter Garden that Wisbech in Bloom have created in Park Avenue.

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Student volunteers from the horticultural team at FACET in Marwick Road, March, have been working with Wisbech in Bloom volunteers to transform an overgrown and neglected area of garden land next to Wisbech Park.

New Winter Garden that Wisbech in Bloom have created in Park Avenue.New Winter Garden that Wisbech in Bloom have created in Park Avenue.

The site was initially cleared by Probation Service Community Payback before a five-strong FACET team, supervised by James Erbe, planted 12 mature birch trees and dug out and lined a pathway through the garden before filling it with chipped bark.

Kris Holland FACET manager said: “FACET really enjoys supporting the local community and we were so proud to be part of such a fantastic project.

“The students get valuable experience working out in the community and the local area gets a makeover, it’s a real win win situation.’

Planting is still being carried out using shrubs, perennials and bulbs that look their best during the winter months.

Chairman of Wisbech in Bloom, Brian Massingham thanked everyone who has helped with the project, in particular the team from FACET and Rachael and Johan of Tamar Nursery who donated shrubs and replaced a stolen tree free of charge.

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