Volunteers are being praised for months of hard work as a new community garden in Garthdee begins to blossom.
Volunteers have been getting their hands dirty at Inchgarth Community Centre to improve the outdoor space since last August.
Work to turn an unkempt strip of grass into something special was first started by Garthdee resident Bryan Hall.
Since then, flowers and trees have been planted and the centre has captured the attention of those living nearby.
The project was helped by a £2,000 donation from Kellas Midstream and the energy firm’s staff also pitched-in to help with the finishing touches yesterday.
They replaced and repaired outdoor furniture, built fences and paved paths to make the garden more accessible to those with disabilities and young children.
Manager of Inchgarth Community Centre, Paul O’Connor, said: “Bryan started this back when it was just an overgrown bit of grass which was mowed by the council once in a while.
“If you could have seen it then compared to as it is now, it is amazing, and will be really nice for the community.
“People might think it is just a nice looking garden, but I’m excited about what it will allow us to do.”
There are plans to work with charities to teach local school children, the elderly and those with disabilities how to garden and to grow their own food.
Mr O’Connor added: “It’s an educational tool and could help tackle social isolation.
“There is all sorts of potential.
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“Someone could come and water the plants, they then might get chatting, might come into the centre and then we could signpost them to what else we do here.
“It would also be tremendous for communities if more companies followed the positive example of Kellas.”
The company’s operations director, Alan Murray, said: “This is a project we believe we can really make a difference to.
“By building on the work that Bryan and his team have already done, the garden is now ready for the spring and summer months when it will be widely used by many in the local community, as a safe and pleasant space to meet, play and socialise.
“It was not difficult to find volunteers. We were delighted to help.”