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Stories from Groundwork: Richard

A retired widower has described how a community garden in Northwich helped him settle in to his new home and community after moving to the area to be nearer to his family.

Like most community gardens, there’s much more to Grozone than gardening. Over the last 10 years, this hidden oasis in the heart of Northwich has become a much-loved part of the local community.

Grozone is a beautiful, accessible green space where everyone is welcome. Throughout the year it runs activities ranging from gardening and cook and eat sessions, to arts and crafts and music workshops and social events. It also provides outdoor play for parents and toddlers, nature classes for local schools and a chance for children being educated at home to engage with nature. Visitors and regular volunteers like Richard describe being at Grozone as feeling like part of a family.

Here Richard talks about how being part of Grozone has improved his life.

Grozone is a community garden in Northwich, Cheshire, managed by Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire, and Merseyside. Find out more below.

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