Helping community gardens grow

The Hawbush Community Gardens in Brierley Hill, West Midlands should be a fresh and welcoming place for local residents to enjoy, but they had been sadly neglected in recent years.

Our Lockside Walk development is just a short walk away from Hawbush Community Gardens, so we contributed £500 to help bring the gardens back to their former glory.

The donation will help provide a large greenhouse, polytunnels and allotment spaces for locals to enjoy. Hawbush Community Gardens is maintained by residents from the surrounding area with the help of environmental regeneration charity Groundwork West Midlands.

Hawbush Community Gardens committee member, Carole Barratt, says: “It’s fantastic to have support from a local business to help improve this garden, which has so much potential, but has sadly become overgrown and neglected in recent years.

“Work has already begun on the project, and we would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their generous donation to help make these improvements possible.”

A place for everyone to enjoy

Anne Wallace, our Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are delighted to be able to help Hawbush Community Gardens become a beautiful place that everyone can enjoy.

“The project’s revitalisation of this garden is a fantastic idea that will benefit so many local residents, and we are more than happy to be donating to this worthy cause.”

The team behind Hawbush Community Gardens are planning to work with a local mental health charity, to help those suffering from depression to grow plants and vegetables, while there are also plans to run gardening courses.