A Southside community have come together to create a "stunning" neighbourhood garden that will help stimulate people's senses.

The sensory garden has been unveiled at the Netherholm Hall in Castlemilk where unused ground has been transformed into a colourful blooming paradise. 

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Sensory gardens are designed to stimulate and engage the five basic senses of sight, smell, sound, touch and taste.

Thanks to the work of the Netherholm Gardening Group, the sensory garden is a touching tribute to a well-known housing campaigner -  George Alexander - who worked to bring a community hall to Netherholm culminating in its opening five years ago.

George was said to have devoted his time to working with the Netherholm Area Association to help the community benefit.

The George Alexander memorial bench was created by local residents Frank and Joan Soutar who, in a nod to George’s firefighting career, used fire engine red for the colour and highly varnished wood synonymous with traditional fire engines of yesteryear. 

George's wife, Linda, along with family members helped launch the garden as they were present to unveil the bench in the garden. 

Frank said: “George’s contribution over many years to this community is incalculable. He was a tireless worker for the good of other people and we feel privileged to have created this bench in his memory.” 

George’s wife Linda added: “We are thrilled with the bench as a tribute to George. Locating it in this new garden at the Netherholm Hall is highly appropriate and I look forward – along with others – to sitting there and remembering the good times we had with George.” 

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The gardening project has been dubbed an "instant success" as the gardening project has enabled local residents to learn about plants, flowers and vegetables and connect with nature, along with an aim to promote biodiversity with the garden being alive with bees, butterflies and ladybirds.

Community gardener Jane Burdass, said: “The group threw themselves into the work to create this community garden with great enthusiasm and are rightly proud of what has been achieved for the community.

"It is there for everyone to enjoy as a haven of peace and tranquillity filled with floral beauty and the benefits that connecting with nature brings.”