A group of green-fingered gardening enthusiasts have taken over a corner of a Malvern cricket ground.

Malvern Green Space has been welcomed to Barnards Green Cricket Club where they are developing an unused corner of the ground.

Once set up they will be running weekly horticulture, social and therapeutic gardening sessions at the North End Lane ground.

Activities will include food growing and environmental conservation and gardening for health and well-being.

Nyrees Titchener, the community garden project coordinator said: “We have already had a number of workdays and started generally clearing the site to get the infrastructure put in. We have started a permaculture plan and drawn up a site map.

"We will be documenting the project in picture form as well as on paper and online by way of our website and social media.

“We are currently working on pulling in funding to enable us to buy things like a greenhouse and shed, tools and paths so that the site is fully accessible.”

Anyone is invited to get involved.

At the moment the focus is on clearing the site, doing a permaculture plan and organising the infrastructure.

Nyrees said: “If you would like to get involved with the workdays, help with planning, find out more about permaculture works or have any other ideas on how we can develop the garden, please get in touch.

“We would also like to invite contact from any local groups or organisations who might like to get involved in the project.

“Barnards Green Cricket Club has just launched a Spacehive fundraiser. They are doing some amazing work to make the site more environmentally friendly and sustainable. The community garden is also included in this bid.”

Anyone interested in making a contribution can visit www.spacehive.com/a-greener-bgcc#/idea