West Barnes Library opens a new garden

West Barnes Library will be opening their rejuvenated garden to the public on Tuesday 9 October, at 12pm – 2pm.

After working very closely with local volunteers, the Friends of West Barnes Library group and the community, the library is opening its garden for the public to enjoy.

Designed by local Motspur Park resident and member of the Tuesday Rendez-vous Club, John Kempson, the garden project received support and generosity from members of the community including the 22nd Wimbledon Scouts, who gave up their time to plant the bulbs in the garden. Such generosity included plants and a brass plaque in memory of Jean Ferrier (late wife of a local resident) from The Tuesday Rendezvous Club, a picket fence and plants from The Friends of West Barnes Library and soil and netting from The Paddock . Other donations included bulbs, tubs and soil from The Garden Centre in Lower Morden Lane, a garden bench donated by Tesco in New Malden and bulbs and garden waste disposal services are being provided by Merton Council.

Cabinet member for community and culture, Councillor Nick Draper said: “Thanks to the efforts of staff, volunteers and locals who’ve given donations, West Barnes library has become much more than that: it’s a much-loved community centre for West Barnes. The communal effort that has gone into opening this garden is fantastic, and I’d like to thank all those who got involved in its rejuvenation. It adds great character to West Barnes Library as well providing a relaxing place for library members to read”.

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