ANDOVER Trees United welcomed green-fingered guests to a storytelling event in the town centre last weekend as part of its ongoing summer project.

Last month, volunteers built a pop-up flowerbed, in High Street, which incorporated various items of bedroom furniture.

And on Sunday, families took to the makeshift garden to hear storyteller Amanda Kane-Smith share traditional wildflower stories specially adapted for the Flowerbed Storytime project.

Visitors also re-potted plants from the pop-up garden, which families took home to care for until the end of summer.

The plant station was manned by two Harrow Way students – Nicola Marshall, UN plant for the planet ambassador, and Dmitrijs Meiksans, member of Youth Parliament for North West Hampshire.

Together with visitors they potted more than 200 plants, which will then be returned to Harmony Woods during a community planting day on September 21.

For more information on the planting day go to