As the city prepares to be transformed for the Preston Guild a kerbside in Deepdale has also been enjoying its own change.
The junction at North Road and Moor Lane has been landscaped by Lancashire County Council as part of the celebrations.
39 semi-mature birch trees, flowerbeds and new Guild paving have been laid.
The final slab was laid by the Guild Mayor Carl Crompton.
He said: “I’m very grateful for the investment by the county council to create this garden and add to all the efforts being made to help Preston look its best for the Guild.
“While I hope everything we have planned to celebrate the Guild will give people many happy memories, projects like this garden mean the festival of 2012 will also provide a legacy for future generations.”
The garden is designed to give year-round colour with the planting of spring bulbs.
County Councillor John Shedwick, chairman of Lancashire County Council, said: “This is a superb collaboration by the two councils on behalf of people in Preston to celebrate the 2012 Guild.
“The county council was keen to support Preston Guild 2012 by planting a legacy of large trees and also improve an underused piece of land which would both be highly visible and give a significant benefit to local people – and the city council donated this prominent site for community use.
“This junction is a prominent gateway to the city and the new garden will add to the warm welcome which all visitors to the Guild will receive in Preston.”
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Image credits to Paul Melling