A mysterious Old City pocket backyard garden is established to be specified a new lease of everyday living.

South Swindon Parish Council will be turning the Swindon Highway location into a sensory backyard for the community to love in the course of the year. 

No one is definitely confident how the garden came to exist amongst two houses. 

A person community myth implies the house was so haunted that it was knocked down. 

One more implies the property was bombed all through the Second Entire world War and ruined. 

But maps from 1957 display the home nevertheless in area…
Swindon Advertiser: Map of Swindon Road in 1957Map of Swindon Street in 1957

…though it is long gone in a further map just 10 several years later on.Swindon Advertiser: Map of Swindon Road in 1967Map of Swindon Road in 1967

The pocket backyard officially opened in 1991 and now parish councillors prepare to have it loaded with vegetation these types of as lavender.

Coun Linda Kasmaty explained: “Hopefully we’ll have a great garden that will provide something each and every working day of the year. 

“The planting scheme is not only sensory but it is developed that every time you arrive there will be something in flower or at minimum searching excellent.”

Coun Dave Griffiths thinks it could enable to discourage anti-social conduct.

He stated: “It’ll be terrific. The group will have someplace to go throughout the summer months and it will even discourage anti-social behaviour in the spot such as dropping litter.”