Green fingered residents transform Kilburn library garden

The library had been buried beneath a foot of rubble and disused household appliances

Green-fingered residents are opening the gates to their revamped community library garden - which they have spent three years renovating.

Kilburn library in Salusbury Road, Queen’s Park lay unused for several years, hidden beneath a layer of rubble, weeds, and disused household appliances a foot deep.

After nearly three years of hard work clearing, digging and chopping, the group is ready to let the public enjoy the fruits of their labour.

Jay Venn, a tree surgeon who chairs the project, said: “It was a real wreck when we first began. It was swamped with old registration plates, rubble and rubbish.


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“The old library manager had made sporadic attempts to renovate the garden but it was such a big job.

“The idea is that it will be a quiet outdoor reading space. A sanctuary where people can come, read and relax.”

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The opening takes place on Saturday May 21 from noon until 4pm.

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