Beith’s community garden is blossoming as the town prepares for Garnock Valley Carves.

The Herald reported recently that a new bench, created at last year’s chainsaw event, was unveiled in the garden. Volunteers have now added more features to the open space and are getting prepared for the town’s big event in September.

Norrie Brown, of Beith Orr Park Neighbourhood Watch, said: “Since then, we have had a nice pergola added and the potatoes are now being used by someone, we believe from Dickson Court.

“All the fruit and vegetables are there -free for anyone who wishes to take them when they are ready.”

Garnock Valley Carves, organised by Beith Orr Park Neighbourhood Watch and friends, will be held again in the Manse Field September 7 from 10am till 5pm.

Norrie said: “We have 10 carvers due to attend and there will be additional interesting stalls, attractions and demonstrations including hands on activities for all age groups. This is a spectacular day out for all the family and very economic as there is free re-entry all day. All the carvings produced will be auctioned at the end of the day when there are bargains to be had. Some of the carvings are extremely heavy and local delivery can be arranged for a small fee.”

A family ticket costs £10 with adults at £4, under 16 at £2 and under fives free. Visit for more information.