Burleys clears garden on Denton Island

A team of Burleys volunteers has been busy clearing an overgrown community garden on Denton island.

The work, at Denton Island Community Centre, was carried out free of charge for Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA) which has been working across East Sussex for the past 20 years, supporting community based projects and services aimed at addressing the needs of vulnerable local people.

The work was one of three community garden projects with which Burleys has been involved on a voluntary basis for the SCDA. One is in Lewes Road, Newhaven and the other is an unusual conversation (not conservation!) garden in Peacehaven – aimed at encouraging conversation to reduce isolation in the community.

The Denton Island garden which, until Burleys started to clear it, was locked, previously had two overgrown beds planted with various flora and herbs.

Young people using the facilities at the community centre will continue with less arduous aspects of the clearance to ensure the garden can be enjoyed by the wider community, and will plant it with, among other offerings, tulips provided free of charge by Burleys.