Rock Road Gets Green Fingers

A new neighbourhood garden has been established at the junction of Rock Road and Springfield Road in Oundle.

Members of the Rock Road garden steering committee negotiated the purchase of the land from the owners, Spire Homes, who also contributed a grant of £2000 to assist in the development of the garden.

rock road garden

Ownership of the plot was transferred to the Oundle Town Council, which hopes that the garden will ‘be of great benefit to the community’.

The neighbourhood group has permission to create a garden for the benefit and involvement of the surrounding residents.

The plan was to create a garden on the vacant plot of land, which used to be part of an orchard before the post-war housing was built.

This has now been transformed from a neglected corner plot into a small oasis, boasting a profusion of bulbs, and also a selection of fruit trees, including plum, pear, apple and cherry, as well as fruit bearing shrubs.

Bordering the pavement, a new wildflower area has been seeded, providing a process of discovery as flowers emerge throughout the season.

The group hopes that more residents will be encouraged to initiate similar projects throughout Oundle.

Interested in becoming a part of the Neighbourhood Garden group? Email Dorrie Baxter:

George Carmicheal