BEDS for bees have been created at an East Oxford garden.

The raised beds at Barracks Lane Community Garden have been planted with flowers that will provide nectar for pollinators.

They were created using support posts made from recycled plastic, to make the beds doubly environmentally-friendly.

The project was funded by The Trust for Oxfordshire's Environment.

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The garden’s chair of trustees, Jennifer Creese, said “The grant from TOE has allowed 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.

"Being able to use new posts made from recycled plastic enables the garden to help to reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill."

She added: "We are looking forward to opening our gates to the public when restrictions ease so that you can come and see the wonderful new raised beds, and the new planting scheme."

The grant which the trust gave the garden originally came from funding from Grundon Waste Management from the Landfill Tax.

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Ben Heaven Taylor, CEO of the trust, said "Everyone at TOE is delighted that the team at Barracks Lane Community Garden has been able to complete their garden ‘make-over’ over the last six months.

"Spending time outside brings health and well-being benefits to us all and this project, which benefits both people and wildlife, is the type of initiative we love to support.

"We know grants from TOE make all the difference to grass-roots projects which might not otherwise happen and we’re proud to have been part of this.

"We look forward to admiring the results of everyone’s hard work in the summer."

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