A COMMUNITY garden in East Oxford is set to get a wildlife-friendly upgrade.

Barracks Lane Community Garden has been awarded a grant supported by the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment to carry out their Wild Edges project.

It will see raised bed support posts that form a central feature in the garden replaced with new ones made from recycled plastic, as well as creating a new planting scheme which include pollinator friendly plants. Including these plants will encourage more species of bee, moth, butterfly, hoverfly, fly and beetle and various birds into the garden.

As the garden is currently closed to members of the public the plan is to complete the project over the next few months so when the garden is able to reopen its gates to the project will be complete.

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The garden’s chair of trustees, Jennifer Creese said the group was 'delighted' to have been awarded the grant.

She added: "It allows us to carry out a major capital works project, which in turn will allow us to plant new and different varieties of pollinator friendly plants to further improve the biodiversity of the garden and local area."