Mrs York's Garden plays host to community celebration

Time in the garden: Myles Turner, Jardin Kelly and Mason Brown enjoy Mrs York's Garden.

Time in the garden: Myles Turner, Jardin Kelly and Mason Brown enjoy Mrs York's Garden.

MRS York’s Garden took centre stage on November 23 during a community celebration.

A gathering at the garden overlooking Town Beach acknowledged the individuals, community groups and Port Macquarie-Hastings Council which have thrown their support behind the project.

Volunteers from Friends of Mrs York’s Garden are dedicated to bringing the garden back to life.

Friends of Mrs York's Garden community contact Di Davison said the November 23 celebration was about inviting the community to have a look at the garden and acknowledging the sponsorship, donations and work efforts.

The garden, which features native plants, terracing, walkways, log seats and a boat-themed shelter, embraces the maritime and timber industries.

It is a place where people can relax and find solace.

Friends of Mrs York’s Garden volunteers have spent about 18 months on the project and have more plans for the future.

“We are getting so much positive feedback from people in the community,” Mrs Davison said.

“We have a wonderful group of volunteers of all different ages and abilities, and we have had a wonderful response from members of the community who have donated money and other people who have helped us.”

Bertha York started the garden in the 1960s.

Native plants are a feature of the new-look garden which acts as legacy to its founder.

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