A community garden is to be officially opened this weekend in Hawkshaw village.

Back in August last year, Bury-based grassroots community group Community Buds secured funding from the Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund.

The fund is a joint R4GM and Suez scheme which supports community and voluntary sector groups.

Read more: Bury man's app Chatloop growing after gaining Apple status

The funded projects contribute towards preventing, reusing, recycling household waste, promoting the sustainable use of waste and resources, and generating wider social benefits.

The Community Buds project involved the redevelopment of a school and community garden in Hawkshaw, reusing, upcycling and repurposing as much material as possible in order to limit the environmental impact of the redevelopment.

This has been achieved thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteers.

Read more: Springwater Park becomes Bury's latest 'local nature reserve'

The space now provides a free to use garden with barbecue facilities, a seasonal vegetable and herb garden and a quiet willow reflection area.

The garden will be officially opened by borough mayor Sandra Walmsley on Sunday, September 10.

There will be a barbecue, music, bake sale, tombola, free children’s activities and an opportunity for visitors to explore and enjoy the garden.

Community Buds hopes as many residents as possible will use the garden and engage with the continuation of its sustainable development.

Read more: Netflix production crews spotted filming in Bury park

The organisation has been in operation since November 2019 supporting communities and people across Bury and Greater Manchester to overcome mental health barriers.

They do this through a variety of activities encouraging communities to have their own input and take control of what they want to achieve.

Currently they are running regulator "craft and chat" sessions at Hawkshaw Methodist Church Hall every Wednesday 10am to 2pm which is free to attend.

If you have a story tweet @BuryTimes or @Alicegerrard157 or email alice.gerrard@newsquest.co.uk.