Heavy downpours failed to deter visitors when a thriving community allotment project held its second open day of the year.
More than 40 people attended an afternoon tea party at Enjoy Swaffham Community Allotment Project Enterprise (ESCAPE) on the Tumbler Hill site last Friday.
The event gave project leaders, Family Action, a chance to show residents and organisations how the allotment is progressing and to highlight the achievements of staff and volunteers.
Project manager Clare Peak said ESCAPE helps people with mental health issues, physical and learning difficulties and general members of the community reap the benefits of gardening.
She said: “We invited those who refer service users to us, our partners and the community to come and see what we do, and it was a great success.
“Despite the rain, there was more than 40 visitors which was really pleasing.”
The event was also attended by Swaffham Mayor Anne Thorp, and everyone enjoyed tea, coffee and cakes.
Family Action also runs an ESCAPE outreach project, which helps elderly people with their own gardens, and has released a cookbook with recipes using allotment-grown vegetables.
Anyone wanting to volunteer for the allotment or outreach project can contact project worker Katy Fullilove on 01760 725801.