The mayor of Knighton joined a team of volunteers to contribute to a community wildlife garden.

Chris Branford helped a team of volunteers at Knighton Community Centre on January 25.

The group planted a rowan tree, which will join a variety of other trees and shrubs, including over two thousand bulbs already planted, in the new Wildlife and Sensory Garden.

The Wildlife Sensory Garden, funded with a grant from the Welsh Government, is an initiative created for the whole community.

Chris Branford said: “I think this is wonderful. I can’t wait until it all comes out, all the daffodils and bulbs.”

Designed by Michelle Brinkhurst, the garden will include benches, a new shed and a greenhouse.

The garden will be accessible to all people, including those in wheelchairs.

There is already, reportedly, a lot of interest in the garden facility, with organisations such as the children’s science and nature group and the Stay and Play group at the community centre planning to use it.

The garden will also include three raised beds to encourage people to grow on their own,.

Organisers of the community garden envision a public space which can be enjoyed by anyone in the area, either for visiting during the day or celebrations. Four weddings receptions have already been booked for the summer.

Ceri Brown, Centre Manager at Knighton said: “We envisage this as a place that the community can come down, take a minute, gather thought and relax, but if they want to dig in and get gardening and gain inspiration to grow their own, they are more than welcome.”