The Hub, a Yeovil-based service for vulnerable adults across Dorset and Somerset, has received high praise in the Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood initiative. With help from our team of experts at Brimsmore Gardens, who donated an array of bulbs, salad vegetables and herbs, as well as lots of compost, The Hub was awarded an Outstanding certificate of achievement, the highest possible level to be awarded.

As well as providing an opportunity to engage with our natural environment, gardening has so many other benefits, including acting as a source of therapy and helping bring communities together, so we were delighted to support The Hub as it worked towards the It’s Your Neighbourhood certification. What is being achieved at The Hub is truly inspired, with every inch of the garden utilised to its full potential with old unused items, such as tyres and plastic bottles, being transformed into vibrant growing spaces. This accomplishment is a great example of how outdoor areas of all shapes and sizes can be transformed into thriving green spaces for all visitors to enjoy, so I hope this can inspire other groups and individuals in the region.