This community asset, much appreciated and well used by residents and visitors alike, was the result of many months' hard work and fundraising by a small group of local volunteers, the Heritage Garden Working Group. These included representatives from Poynton in Bloom, Projects 4 Poynton, Poynton Town Council, Poynton and District Rotary Club, and the Library, as well as local residents. Those groups and organisations that kindly funded the garden are recognised on a permanent plaque. Officially opened in Spring 2019, the garden occupies what was previously a barren space in the Civic Centre, between Priorslegh Medical Practice and the Library.
The garden comprises a large raised bed, a traditional lamppost, a colourful mural representing many aspects of Poynton's heritage, a number of planters, wall-mounted silhouettes, seven memorial benches and a replica mining truck. It also features an impressive centre piece in the raised bed - a model of a coal mining pit head.
The Working Group remains committed to the Heritage Garden, and has a monthly maintenance rota. Funding for seasonal planting is kindly provided by Poynton Town Council. Meanwhile the Group has taken on an exciting new gardening project, namely the creation of a series of community mini orchards around the village, in the hope that these will encourage healthy eating and create a habitat for wildlife. Some of the fruit trees were bought from Heritage Garden funds, while others were kindly donated by local resident Margaret Turner. When these trees mature, residents will be invited to pick and enjoy the fruit - apples, pears, plums and cherries.