SAPLINGS have been planted in a new community garden to create an orchard for the neighbourhood.
Around 120 residents gathered with Brendan Ingle and Sheffield Council foresters for the planting at Brendan’s Glove Garden, off Newman Road, Wincobank, created in honour of the boxing trainer.
Among the group were children from Wincobank Infants and Concord Junior School.
Brendan’s daughter, Bridget Ingle, has been working with Sheffield Council’s community forester Leonie Kapaldia, to create the garden and orchard. It now boasts 18 fruit trees – apple, cherry and plum – plus 50 soft fruit bushes – gooseberry, raspberry, redcurrants and blackcurrants.
Brendan said: “I’m so impressed with local people. They have all planted the trees they have sponsored and will be keeping an eye on them to make sure they flourish. Anyone will be able to come and pick the fruit – it’s for the whole community.”
Coun Peter Price said: “This area has been transformed and it will look fantastic when the trees come into leaf. I will be taking care of the tree I planted and can’t wait to start picking the fruit.”