GREEN-fingered Ulverston Scouts have transformed a patch of waste land into a flourishing community garden of flowers, fruit and vegetables.

At the official opening, former town mayor and chair of Ulverston in Bloom Judy Pickthall praised their efforts and appealed for townspeople to help care for the garden.

Ulverston’s Xenolith Explorer Scout Unit helped to create the garden with support from the Rotary Club, Ulverston in Bloom Ulverston Curry Club, Little & Caine, Lakes Biomass, Anna’s Garden Services, Ford Park, Continental Landscapes and Furness Plastics.

Around 20 volunteers put in more than 800 hours’ work on the project called Incredible Edible and aiming to bring residents and groups together to share and sell the produce.

Once fruit and veg are ready for harvest, locals can simply help themselves.