BROOMHILL residents are buzzing about a new £30,000 bee garden in the heart of the community.

The attractive outdoor space on Ann Street has been created by RIG Arts in partnership with local residents and housing association River Clyde Homes.

A former concrete courtyard has been transformed into the 'Broomy's Bees Garden', opposite Broomhill Court, which features benches, hexagonal designs, artwork and planters.

It is hoped it will attract people of all ages, as well as bees.

Broomhill resident Angela Hair said: "It's brilliant, absolutely fantastic. "Everybody has worked so hard on it and it looks amazing.

"We've all loved doing the artwork."

Artist Jason Orr, from RIG, came up with the initial designs and collaborated with locals to create the finished article.

All artworks were made at the Broomhill Art Flat by residents and the sandstone carved sculptures and benches are made from the stone of the demolished Drumfrochar Square flats bringing together the old and the new.

Jason said: "It's a people's garden for the people by the people."

The project was funded by a grant from the Tesco Bags for Life scheme and financial support from RCH.

The housing association also provided staff to put the garden together.

Jenny Speck, of the Broomhill Tenants' and Residents' Association, said: "This would not have been possible without Jason and Karen Orr. "As a tenant, from what it was before to what it is now, it's an asset for everyone.

"How can you not like it?"

The opening of the garden is another part of the ongoing multi-million pound regeneration of the Broomhill area.

RIG Arts is planning an event to celebrate the new addition to the area in the spring.