THE James Street Community Garden held a fund-raiser last weekend to raise money for charity as the sun shone down on Helensburgh.

The garden, which was developed from a derelict children’s playground, is an area for locals to relax and enjoy amongst all sorts of plantlife.

On Sunday, September 6, organisers held a plant sale with a donation asked for upon entry and all proceeds split between the garden, the Scotland’s Garden Scheme and other charities.

Tricia Stewart, Scotland’s Gardens district organiser, said: “It was a very successful day, we raised £723.15 and everyone did really well - local garden owners and supporters.

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“We were banned from the garden during most of the summer months but now we’ve had a ruby wedding, a couple of children’s parties and the garden is big enough to socially distance.

“It’s well used by the local people and well cared for. It’s been looking super over the summer even with some winter colours too.

“It’s a little jewel in Helensburgh and is well used by both young and old.”

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