NYTimber has supported the creation of a community garden in Northallerton, which will provide a supportive and therapeutic environment for locals to come and relax.
The neglected land has been restored to its former glory by Northallerton United Reformed Church, with help from Babcock International apprentices and the Probation Service Community Payback Team.
Now open to the public, the Secret Gardenfeatures vegetable patches, a poly tunnel, fresh fruit, seating areas, and a Pergola, which was made using timber donated by NYTimber’s Northallerton branch.
The majority of the produce grown in the Secret Garden is given to Hambleton FoodShare, which provides emergency food parcels for people struggling to feed themselves and their
Dan Simpson, Branch Manager at NYTimber Northallerton, said: “As an independent business that was founded in Northallerton, we place a lot of value in community involvement and look to lend a helping hand wherever we can.
"It was great to be able to support the Secret Garden; the transformation that has been made is wonderful and the team involved should be proud of their efforts and the final outcome."
Liz Styan, at the Secret Garden, said: "The garden is a safe space for members of the community to come and relax, and it's very fitting that it's been created using materials and labour donated by local people and businesses.
We're grateful for the timber Dan at NYTimber donated, which is now provides a wonderful archway welcoming you into the second half of the garden, where the community area is located."
Established in 1979, NYTimber is one of the largest independent timber importers and merchants in the North East. It supplies fencing and decking, oak flooring and doors, constructional timber, roof trusses, sheet materials, cladding and many more timber products.