The local volunteers responsible for this project, including representatives from Poynton Rotary, Poynton In Bloom, Projects 4 Poynton, Poynton Town Council and Poynton Library, are delighted to announce that the Heritage Garden will be officially opened at 10.15am on Saturday 14th April. All are most welcome. The guest of honour chosen to declare the Garden open is Theo Eaves, one of Poynton’s distinguished war veterans. Theo will be ably assisted by Poynton’s Town Mayor, Cllr Mrs Sarah-Jane Gilmore. There will be a range of activities for all ages around the Garden and in the Library from 10am to noon that day, and complimentary light refreshments will also be offered.

The Heritage Garden is the result of many months of fund raising and hard work by a small group of volunteers, and occupies the previously barren space between Priorslegh Medical Practice and the Library. It is virtually complete, and comprises a central raised bed, with a traditional lamp post, and elsewhere on the site seven memorial benches, five large planters, two half size planters, an insect house, bird box and a number of wall-mounted silhouettes that celebrate Poynton’s rich heritage. Steps inset in the sides of the raised bed are there to help younger gardeners access it for their own planting.  Work is continuing to procure a centre piece for the plinth in the raised bed.

All those groups and organisations who kindly helped fund the Garden will be recognised on a permanent plaque. Please come along on the day, and celebrate the successful transformation of what was a little used and sterile public area into a colourful and tranquil space for all to enjoy.