A FREE festival is being held to celebrate the 10th birthday of Grozone community garden.

Hot food, refreshments, live music, children’s activities and a licensed bar will be on offer on Saturday, September 15, from 11am to 7pm.

The community garden project began life back in 2008 transforming the once derelict Old Dane Nurseries site into a thriving community space.

The garden is now a peaceful, wildlife oasis where members of the community are encouraged and supported to take part in a wide range of engaging outdoor activities from food growing and wildlife conservation to relaxing over a cuppa. 

Project manager Andy Martin said: “The main reason why many people get involved is for the therapeutic benefits it brings to them."

More than 1,500 people have registered as volunteers at the site.

The garden is hosting the party to say thank you to everyone who has been involved and to invite people who haven't yet stepped through the gates to come and have a look around.

For more details visit grozone.org.uk.