Derelict allotment plot in Northampton has been transformed into remembrance garden to cherish members who have died

Harlestone Road memorial allotment

Harlestone Road memorial allotment

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A remembrance garden has been created at a Northampton allotment to commemorate plot holders who have passed away.

Users of the Harlestone Road Allotment in St James have renovated a derelict piece of land, which was overgrown with brambles, and they have since cultivated the space into an area where green-fingered users can visit if they wish.

Big-hearted volunteers gave up their time to make the garden a space to reflect upon loved ones, friends or fallen service members, which they have lost.

Judy Odley, Association Secretary and Letting Officer at Harlestone Road Allotments said: “The reason behind the Remembrance Garden is we have a wide range of ages on our site, some of our plot holders may have fought during the war, but also several members and plot holders partners or family have also passed away so it is in remembrance of all of these.

“The sign that sits on the seat at the back of the garden was kindly made by one of our plot holders husband, which signifies a red poppy with ‘remembrance garden’ engraved into it.”

Most of the materials used to create the reflective space, including all plants and flowers, were donated by both plot holders and local companies.