A community garden designed, funded and created by residents was officially opened this week.

The garden at West Barnes Library, opened yesterday, was designed by John Kempson, of Motspur Park, with donations and funding coming from local community groups and residents.

The 22nd Wimbledon Scouts gave up their time to plant bulbs, a picket fence was donated by the West Barnes Library and soil and netting from The Paddock allotment site in Cannon Hill.  

Plants and a brass plaque in memory of Jean Ferrier, the late wife of a West Barnes resident George Ferrier, were donated by the Tuesday Rendezvous club - a club for the over 55s which meets each week at the library.

Other donations included bulbs, tubs and soil from the garden centre in Lower Morden Lane, a garden bench from Tesco in New Malden and bulbs and garden waste disposal services from Merton Council.

Councillor Nick Draper, cabinet member for community and culture, said: "The communal effort that has gone into opening this garden is fantastic, and I’d like to thank all those who got involved in its rejuvenation."

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