Freda's Garden is a stretch of towpath between Cow Lane Bridge and Shepherds Bridge in Knottingley which was originally planted by local resident Freda Turner. Freda, who is sadly no longer with us, lived in a small house by the canal. Freda had little in the way of a garden, but treated the canal towpath as her garden and planted a variety of cuttings, roses and wild flowers to create a blaze of colour along the tow path.
Freda's Garden is a local landmark and is very well known and appreciated by users of the canal.
As the garden has become overgrown since Freda’s death a group of local people, some of whom knew Freda, have formed the Friends of Freda’s Garden group.
Groundwork Wakefield are pleased to be working with the Canal and Rivers Trust to support the 'Friends of Freda's Garden’ who are currently working to adopt and restore the garden to its former glory.
The Friends of Freda’s Garden are looking for more volunteers to join the group & lend a hand. They will be down on the towpath between Cow Lane Bridge and Shepherds Bridge every Tuesday over summer from 10am to 4pm.
If want to get involved or can spare a couple of hours on a Tuesday simply turn up or call Mark Lovett on 01977 620766 for more information.
Freda's Garden is a great way for people to get involved with improving where they live. You can give as much, or as little, time as suits you. All equipment will be provided.
Gardening is great exercise, so you can improve your health as well as your neighbourhood.
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