Green fingers to transform garden

The Coven co-owner Eleanor Healy, Groundwork development officer Liam Roche, project worker Nick Massingham, horticultural developer Steven Shelmerdine and The Coven owner Sue Healy
The Coven co-owner Eleanor Healy, Groundwork development officer Liam Roche, project worker Nick Massingham, horticultural developer Steven Shelmerdine and The Coven owner Sue Healy
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STAFF at a popular Wigan cafe have been cooking up floral designs to brighten up further their already award-winning garden.

Along with students from the Groundwork team, Coven owner Sue Healy has re-vamped the business’s outdoor area which last year won a commendation in the Britain In Bloom competition.

The garden has now been given a Mediterranean theme after the harsh winter months took their toll.

Sue said: “I felt it was time to brighten up the tired-looking space.

“It’s such a beautiful garden, it just needed some love and attention.

“The Groundwork team were absolutely fantastic. They did a great job and have made a huge difference.”

Groundwork, headed by development officer for horticulture Liam Roche, offers people a chance to get a practical education.

The 14-week Green Energisers course enables a group of students to gain a horticulture qualification while working in real-life situations.

Liam said: “I’m a regular at The Coven and I was chatting to Sue and thought it would be a really good project for the lads on the course to get stuck into.

“It took us five weeks to make it over and we’re really pleased with the results.”