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Green space becomes colourful retreat

A healing garden created at the side of a church has attracted pollinators and increased biodiversity in St Luke with St Bartholomew, Reading.

The green space was created on a patch of grass that has now become a haven for native wild flowers, attracting bees and other animals.

The healing garden beds were created with the help of the Community Payback Scheme and have flourished thanks in part, to a grant from the diocese’s Development Fund. 

Jane Kenyon, project leader, said: “We have learned that dandelions are not weeds. Siting a bench on the corner of the church grounds open to the public is welcoming and saying to our neighbours that we are happy to share our space.

“Our neighbours regularly comment on how beautiful the garden is looking. It has become a colourful retreat.”

The church also used the funds to create promotional materials to let the community know about the church and what goes on there. 

Find out more about how to create biodiversity in your green spaces. 

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