Ropewalk Community Garden is one of those little jewels hiding away in the centre of an urban concrete sprawl that you just never knew existed. Back in the cold early month of March I popped down on a drizzly Sunday morning to help with the weaving of a willow arch for the children in the area to play under.
With the guidance of ‘The Willow Man’ the local community; all ages including grandmothers, fathers and their children came together to bend, weave and tie the living willow into an arched tunnel for the children to run through, hide in and marvel at over the years to come. A wonderful day that taught children to tie knots, how something dead can grow and how working together brings many laughs and new friendships. Community work at its best, muddy!