Sir George formally opened a new community walled garden in Enham Alamein. The site is behind the White House in Newbury Road, and with Sir George in the picture is Professor Kalid Aziz, chairman of the Enham Trust, and Leslie Barry, the sub-postmistress and chairman of the parish council.
"This had been a neglected piece of land, which has been transformed into a garden for members of the community with generous help from the Post Office, who have put up some £10,000 from a community fund. This has been added to by the local county and district councillors, and it will give clients of the Enham Trust an opportunity to gain skills and experience in horticulture and healthy eating".
Unveiling the plaque, Sir George said there was no need to go to the Chelsea Flower Show this week, as there was a great piece of landscape gardening being opened in Enham Alamein. The food grown will be used in the care home kitchens, run by the Enham Trust, or sold in the post office village shop.
Sir George met the clients of the Enham Trust, who will be growing their own food and planting their first seeds and bulbs. Also on the site is a shed to store equipment, and a greenhouse.
"This is another example of a constructive partnership between the Enham Trust and the local community, to enhance the quality of life in the village".