Shiregreen’s Neighbourhood Centre has been given a new lease of life - thanks to a floral facelift.
Housing and care provider Sanctuary Group has given the centre, on Westnall Road, a splash of colour with some landscaping works to transform the exterior of the building.
An array of blooms have been planted for residents to enjoy - from foxgloves and dahlias to campanulas and lupins - along with a variety of evergreen plants added to the borders, and climbers covering the perimeter fence. Users of the neighbourhood centre will also be able to sample some of the many fruit and vegetables that have been planted, including strawberry plants, a pear and apple tree, cucumber and tomato plants and pea and french bean seeds.
Cath Jordan, Sanctuary’s national project manager, said: “These fantastic works demonstrate how we seek to support our communities, including those that we’re building new homes in.
“The neighbourhood centre is a central hub for residents in Shiregreen and is used regularly by many groups, so we’re delighted that so many people will be able to enjoy the beautiful works that have been carried out.
“It’s fair to say it will look better than ever when summer arrives next year!”
Now the landscaping work is complete, the centre’s gardening group will continue to maintain the plants and flowers.
Julie Fabian, chair of the neighbourhood centre, said: “We really appreciate the effort that has been made to carry out these gardening works. The flowers really brighten up the centre and makes it even more inviting to the community.”