Cambuslang residents have the chance to relax in comfortable surroundings this summer.
Last week saw the official opening of the new Central Cambuslang Tenants and Residents Association sensory garden, located at Rosebank Tower.
It was the culmination of many months of hard work, which was put in the volunteers from the CCTRA.
The association’s Hilda Allison said: “Towards the end of 2013, Central Cambuslang Tenants and Residents Association had an idea of using some derelict ground behind Rosebank Tower to create a sensory garden.
“The land is owned by South Lanarkshire Council housing department and we had to carry out a consultation with local tenants and residents before permission was then given to start creating the sensory garden.
“The first thing was to find enough funding to ensure that the garden could begin and so the journey began.
“Now, just over 18 months later, the garden is complete and ready for everyone to come along and enjoy.
“Sitting in the sunshine and meeting others is good for everyone and there is a small mini-allotment where budding gardeners are growing vegetables, etc.
“There is plenty of seating and even an eight seater picnic bench, with parasol, to have your lunch. We even managed to raise enough money to purchase a barbecue!”
Last Thursday, June 4, Alastair Reid from the South Lanarkshire Tenant Development Support Project officially opened the garden and the CCTRA vicechair Sylvia Moore gave a short speech thanking all for their help and assistance in bringing this idea to reality.
Despite the bad weather, all invited guests attended and some local residents
Garden gang The launch of the new sensory garden at Rosebank Tower