Didcot Library is calling for volunteers to help with the planting and developing of its new community garden.

Green-fingered volunteers are being sought to put spades in the ground and plant a hedge this Saturday (February 3) between 10am and 12pm at the centre in Broadway.

To get the project blooming, staff and volunteers at the library ask for 10 adults to come and volunteer for an hour or two. Children are welcome but will need to be supervised at all times by their accompanying adult.

The library is limiting numbers as there are only a certain number of jobs to complete on the day.

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Nicky Hargreaves, assistant manager at the library, said: “This has been planned for nearly two years.

"It’s going to be a space to help with wellbeing where people can come along, enjoy the outdoors and learn about gardening and nature.

“The project has been made possible with the help of Sustainable Didcot, volunteers and members of the community who have been donating plants and compost.

“The upcoming volunteer day will be the first of a handful that will be held throughout the year as we work towards an official opening.”

If you would like to help build and design the new community garden and add your name to the volunteer list, you can contact the library via email or calling 01235 813103.