In 2014 Green Synergy was commissioned by the City of Lincoln Council to help transform a run-down drying area at the back of a block of flats into a communal garden.
Green Synergy worked with residents and the Council to jointly create a low maintenance accessible garden design.
Throughout the development we led weekly social gardening sessions to encourage residents to get involved. We also acted as the point of liaison with the council and provided training for residents on how to set up their own constituted communal garden group. The group continues to run its own social gardening sessions as well as hosting coffee mornings and other community events.
Chris Morton, resident involvement manager for the city council, said:
“The residents and Green Synergy have worked tremendously hard to create this new community garden.
“It really goes to show what determination and hard work can achieve for our community. Projects like this help people to get to know each other and encourage a real community spirit.
“We’re delighted with the end result and look forward to seeing the land getting a lot of use in the months and years to come. Congratulations to all involved.”
Before & After
“The gardening group has allowed me to learn my neighbours’ names and get to know people around me, bringing us together.”
“It’s therapeutic to come out here and garden. It lets people share a hobby and an interest together. It’s lovely and rewarding to see things we’ve planted or sown to grow and mature.”