An historic walled garden is to be transformed into a living museum and visitor attraction.
The Brothers of Charity have been awarded £100,000 to revive the Worden Walled Garden in Worden Park, Leyland.
The charity plans to create areas where visitors can have a picnic and learn more about the 18th century garden’s history.
They will also use some of the cash to create a community kitchen garden, with produce grown there including vegetables and flowers available to the public to buy. It will also be used for arts events and gardening contests.
The project will offer opportunities to disadvantaged and unemployed young people from the area, who will be involved in some of the restoration work through the Prince’s Trust and Preston Vocational Centre.
Ann Jones, service manager for the Brothers of Charity, said work is getting underway this month.
She said: “It will create an additional historical visitor attraction in the park which can be used on a number of levels.
“People we support, as well as other groups and organisations, will be intimately involved in the garden in its maintenance and development programmes while visitors can enjoy it for its aesthetic and historical value.
“It’ll be open throughout the year and people will be able to watch how it changes through the seasons.
“It’s great to see work starting - we can’t wait to see the completed garden.”
The work is expected to take around a year to complete. The project was funded by the Veolia Environmental Trust and supported by South Ribble Council and South Ribble Partnership.