Newly-elected Karin Smyth made her first constituency visit as Bristol South’s Labour MP, to the Bedminster Secret Gardens event on Sunday 10 May.
The event gave local people an opportunity to explore the gardens of a number of Bedminster, Southville and Ashton residents, who opened their gates for the day.
“It was impressive to see so many beautifully cared-for gardens and to meet those who’ve nurtured them,” said Karin (on the left in the picture).
“The day provided an opportunity for so many people to showcase all their hard work and it proved very popular indeed. Thanks are due to everyone who worked so hard to make this a memorable event.”
Bedminster’s Secret Gardens is part of the Blooming Bedminster ‘Growing Community Festival’. Other festival events coming up include the Greater Bedminster Front Garden Awards, the North Street Bug and Bee Flower Carpet and the Southville Centre Garden Party. Use this link for the full list of Blooming Bedminster Festival events
All proceeds went to the community gardening group which transforms and maintains small patches of abandoned land across Bedminster into small gardens for all to enjoy.