New World Garden set to open at Downham Market

A special event is being held to mark the opening of a brand new community garden in Downham Market.

The Sovereign Centre World Garden on the Trafalgar Industrial Estate will be at 2.00pm on Saturday.

Members of the public will be very welcome to come along to the event, which will include a traditional dress fancy dress competition, interactive cultural activities, an object hunt, sandwiches, cream teas and cupcakes, face painting, and much more.

Afterwards,the World Garden will be open to the public. It will provide a quiet and relaxing space, which will be filled with interesting plants.

The plants are set out in six separate circular areas, each one themed on a different continent and containing plants from that continent.

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The majority of materials used to create the garden were either sustainable or recycled.

It is also expected that the garden will be a haven for wildlife and birds.

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Access to the garden will be from both Sovereign Way and from the footpath to the rear of Sovereign Way that leads to the Willows nature reserve.

The World Garden has been funded through the Community Spaces programme which is being managed by Groundwork UK as an award partner to the Big Lottery Fund. Community Spaces is part of the Big Lottery Fund's Changing Spaces initiative.

Nam Tong, church elder at Downham Market Christian Fellowship, said, 'We at the Fellowship are really excited about this project.

'We hope that the garden is going to be well used by the local community, as a place of enjoyment, relaxation and interest.'

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