Lost garden transformed

Ron Stephen, Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, Carol Kinghorn, and Tom Campbell of the Brighter Bervie gardening group, with the pupils of P4 Bervie primary school
Ron Stephen, Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, Carol Kinghorn, and Tom Campbell of the Brighter Bervie gardening group, with the pupils of P4 Bervie primary school

A garden which was originally created in Inverbervie in 1974 has been brought back to life by a community heritage project.

The 40th anniversary of the RNLI Garden took place last week with the first new planting.

The Garden was found overgrown last year

The Garden was found overgrown last year

The Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, Carol Kinghorn, planted a shrub to commemorate the rich maritime heritage of the local coastline, and the work of the Inverbervie and District RNLI Guild. They were assisted by Tom Campbell of the Brighter Bervie gardening group.

The overgrown garden was discovered last year by Linda and James Mowatt.

They then showed it to Dave Ramsay, project director of the Maggie Law Maritime Museum.

He began to formulate a community project to help reclaim and preserve it.

Dave said: ‘‘This initiative between Inverbervie School, parents, and community volunteers, worked in partnership with local businesses and sponsors to reclaim and preserve this lost and important hidden “jewel” of the rich maritime heritage of this part of the Kincardineshire coastline.

‘‘The Mearns Leader first reported back in October last year how the partnership was going to transform the lost garden.’’