Friends of Mrs York's Garden have praised the community effort in helping to construct a new stairway to improve access to the prime location in Port Macquarie.
"We always have so much support from the community for our projects and a lot of people have donated their time to make this happen," Friends of Mrs York's Garden president Di Davison said.
Volunteers from the community garden group, Port Macquarie-Hasting Council Mayor Peta Pinson and members of the public celebrated as the ribbon was cut to signify the stairway opening to the popular garden and walking track on Wednesday, October 20.
The stairway's construction was sparked by a $10,000 anonymous donation from a local couple.
"They live nearby and felt it was dangerous seeing people walk down the bank," Mrs Davison said.
"It really got a boost along because of that caring couple."
Friends of Mrs York's Garden also received $5000 through the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's community grants.
Mrs Davison said improving safety and accessibility for the wider public was valued by the group's members.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Mayor Peta Pinson praised the volunteers from Friends of Mrs York's Garden for their ongoing effort in creating a prime location for tourists and locals.
"It's a fabulous location where people can come and relax and enjoy the beautiful view up here," she said.
Friends of Mrs York's Garden volunteers are continuing to restore the headland garden overlooking the Hastings River mouth.
The serene and inviting garden is home to thousands of littoral rainforest and coastal headland plants, boat-themed picnic shelters, paths, a restored waterfall, viewing platform and more.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should come along to a working bee at the garden between 8.30am and 11am on Wednesdays and have a chat.
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