The Walled Garden is an inclusive and interactive project based in the heart of Worden Park, Leyland.
The project is supported by South Ribble Partnership and South Ribble Borough Council and is run on a partnership basis with other agencies. The Brothers of Charity Services are the lead organisation in the partnership with Self Unlimited and Crossways (LCC Adult and Community Services); supporting people to grow vegetables, cut flowers and plants in the Walled Garden.
South Ribble Partnership worked with Brothers of Charity to develop a funding bid to the Veolia CRE8 Challenge Fund seeking £300,000 of investment to restore and rejuvenate the Walled Garden in Worden Park.
In a first for the Partnership, the Partnership Office coordinated the bid - led by Brothers of Charity - and supported by several other key partners. Although the bid was unsuccessful in gaining the £300,000 initial bid, the funder was so impressed with the project, in particular the evidence of true partnership working, they offered to fund the project outside of the CRE8 scheme to the tune of £100,000.
The project was led by Brothers of Charity, working in partnership with South Ribble Borough Council, the Probation Service, Runshaw College, and many more including specialist contractors to deliver the works. The project was also supported by a team of enthusiastic volunteers and continues to be.
The garden is a fanatic addition to Worden Park and is open to the public 7 days per week (weather permitting).
With the restoration works now complete, the Garden is once again alive.
The walled garden is used as a community facility. Other community groups such as local schools, colleges and volunteers use the garden for various learning activities.
Throughout the year there are events which are open to the public such as ‘pumpkin carving’ and ‘wreath making’. For the latest information visit their Facebook page by Clicking Here.