A FLEDGLING community garden in Greenock’s west end is thriving after a successful launch last year.

Greenock residents launched Caddlehill Community Green Space late last year after months of planning and hard work to transform the once-overgrown plot of land.

The project has been a major success story with various events being held their in the months following its launch.

After a fun-filled opening day last September, the outdoor area went on to host a successful Halloween night, which featured a pumpkin carving competition, apple dooking and a ghost hunt.

It then played host to a fantastic Christmas Carols evening which featured Brass Sounds Inverclyde towards the end of last year.

The green development has continued to go from strength to strength and already has a secret garden, a bug hotel and benches for visitors to sit and take everything in.

There are also plans to put in picnic tables and an outdoor library.

The land had previously been home to social enterprise InWork and before that it had simply been an empty area of land which local children referred to as ‘the gardeners’.

Once residents obtained permission to use the land, they worked alongside a range of local businesses and volunteers to transform it into the thriving green space it is today.