Lowestoft’s Trinity Methodist Church’s community garden will provide an oasis of calm for everybody
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A new community garden has been unveiled in the grounds of a Lowestoft church.
Featuring an array of flowering plants and shrubs, and with seating to enjoy the views, the Trinity Triangle Community Garden has been designed as a quiet and scenic refuge for all.
The garden – located in a triangle of land off Yarmouth Road between the Trinity Methodist Church and neighbouring GP surgery – was officially opened by the Rev Graham Thompson, chairman of the East Anglia District of the Methodist Church, with Lowestoft mayor June Ford also attending the event.
Its raised beds have been planted with sensory plants so that people of can enjoy the sights and scents of the flowers they produce.
And in the summer months, the church’s community café will be putting out tables and chairs so visitors can enjoy the greenery.
A spokesman for the church said: “We hope that many members of the community will sit and admire the beautiful flowering plants and trees too, and reflect on life itself.”
The work to build the garden was mainly funded by the not-for-profit organisation Wren, which provided a £14,000 grant under the landfill tax scheme.
The rest of the funding came from the church, local councillors Keith Patience and Janet Craig, and from friends and members of the church and community café.
The Trinity Methodist Church’s community café is open to the public every Monday between 9am and 10am.
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