Rouken Glen is a safe haven

Gardening Group looking after Rouken Glen Park
Gardening Group looking after Rouken Glen Park

A group of adults with additional support needs have transformed an unused section of the award-winning Rouken Glen Park into a habitat for hedgehogs, mini-beasts, birds and foxes.

The new wildlife garden is open thanks to the volunteers’ vision and dedication.

Working together with Rouken Glen’s activity ranger, the Gardening Group meets every month and has turned an inaccessible area into a vibrant, welcoming addition to the park.

The regular get together also benefits the volunteers and enables them to work actively as a team and be a valued and visible part of their community.

Katy Green, an activity ranger who works with the volunteers said: “The group started out as a one-off taster and has grown over 18 months into a well-established group. The people that come to the sessions are fantastic and have so much enthusiasm for looking after the wildlife garden. It’s brilliant that they’re learning new skills as well as improving and maintaining a space that the community can enjoy.”