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.

“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.