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Thank you to everyone who came along to our community planting day for the new raingarden at Middleway. The sun was out and the tea and cake was flowing – a perfect day to finish off the raingarden!

The raingarden, complete with bench and stepping stones, is now home to a variety of plants including native wetland plants like yellow flag iris, soft rush and pendulous sedge, colourful flowers including bugle, bellflower and black-eyed Susan, and textured grasses including tufted hair grass. Once the plants have established, the garden will be full of colour and life!

Thank you to Whites Landscapes for building the raingarden and helping out with planting, and to Somerset West and Taunton Council for helping to organise such a great afternoon!

This activity is part of the SPONGE2020 project. The work was led by Westcountry Rivers Trust, with support from Somerset County Council and Somerset West & Taunton Council. The work is funded by Interreg2Seas, part funded by the ERDF, and Postcode Local Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.