A community group has been given the go ahead to begin work on its new £15,000 Alice In Wonderland garden.
Incredible Edibles Accrington is due to start work on the garden located in Oak Hill Park, Accrington after plans were approved by the Lancashire Environment Fund which is helping to finance the scheme.
The project is to include a rose garden leading to a fruit orchard where guests will be encouraged to eat and enjoy what’s being grown via ‘Eat Me’ signs similar to the ones Alice found in the book.
It will also feature sculptures of characters from Lewis Caroll’s book, a playing card mosaic and a giant caterpillar.
Katie Farnell, of Incredible Edibles, said they were excited to get started on the garden.
She said: “After what feels like a very long wait we’re relieved to be getting the work started.
“We are busy buying trees for the orchard and the construction will hopefully be starting in the coming weeks.”
The theme was decided on as Alice Liddell who was Lewis Carroll’s inspiration for the children’s book was married to Reginald Hargreaves, the last owner of the park which is located on Manchester Road.
A total of £15,000 of funding has been given for the scheme.
Funding has also been given by Green Spaces and the Duchy of Lancaster for the project.
It is hoped the planting stage of the project will be complete later this spring and the group is recruiting for volunteers to help with the project.
Katie said: “We are looking for volunteers to help us to create the garden we are not just after gardeners to help us. For example there is art work, wood sculptures and willow sculptures.
“We very much would like the community’s help to get this garden completed to get involved.”
To get involved call 07560 533137.