A GROUP of residents have joined forces to create a little bit of paradise in their street.

Sophie’s Garden Community Group have created their own living garden in Ullswater Close thanks to he hard work and green fingers of the staff and residents.

Residents have come together as one and changed the outside area into a bright, cheerful and productive space that is wildlife friendly.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust did a workshop with families that resulted in a wonderful bug hotel as insects are a vital part of a healthy eco-system.

Incredible Edible Ulverston and Ulverston in Bloom recently ran a hugely successful afternoon culminating in lots of hours of hard work planting up raised beds, a living wall and plant pots to make the area colourful and vibrant.

The garden is now full of herbs, edible flowers, beans, broccoli, kale, carrots and much more.

Sue Thompson, said: “It’s been wonderful having the whole community together on this project and the children have loved planting and caring for the gardens.

“It’s made our gardens a beautiful place for all and we would like to thank the various organisations for their generous donations and input into this project, it is greatly appreciated.”

Resident Sophie Ormandy said: “I enjoyed making my colourful features and putting a smile on people’s faces when they walk past and I loved all the positive comments about it.”

Lyn Richardson, community engagement officer of South Lakes Housing, said “It is incredible how the community have all come together to make Ullswater Close a brighter and friendlier place to be.

“The use of old tyres and hub caps adds to the character of the gardens and shows what can be achieved on a limited budget.”

Kim Farr, Ulverston in Bloom and Incredible Edible coordinator, said: “With a bit of support this vibrant community have created a beautiful space for families and wildlife and will be able to show their children that you can eat what you grow.” Thanks goes to contributions from Continental Landscapes, Bell Group, J.T. Leyland and Kew Gardens.