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Community garden one of UK's best green spaces

The Green Patch in Kettering is a community garden. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A community garden in Kettering is among this year's Green Flag Award winners.

The accolade recognises the best parks and green spaces in the UK.

The garden in Valley Walk, called The Green Patch, was established more than 10 years ago and is supported by local volunteers.

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Sue McKay, manager of The Green Patch, said the garden had “changed enormously”.

“This was just a field covered in brambles,” she said. “Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and funders, it's become this amazing place.

“I think it's incredibly important. We work with people of all abilities, we work with supported adults, we work with children with additional needs and mainstream children from the local estate.”

Nigel Bennett, a volunteer, said: “We've got three polytunnels now, we’re growing runner beans, potatoes, we've got some flowers in here as well.

“We've started a box scheme now, where people phone up and say they want a veg box. People arrange a time, so 20 or 30 minutes before they're going to come, we pick it totally fresh.”

The garden won a Green Flag award. Credit: ITV News Anglia
The garden is run by volunteers. Credit: ITV News Anglia