People looking for clever ways to make their neighbourhood more colourful are invited to take part in a tour of an award-winning village.

Gardener Tim Hewitt will lead the pack of nature enthusiasts around Walthamstow village, stopping off at patches of wasteland which have been transformed into rose gardens, vegetable plots and wildflower verges.

Last year the village took home first prize at the Britain in Bloom competition, thanks to its imaginative neighbours breathing new life into their streets.

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Mr Hewitt, who looks after the gardens and cemetery in St Mary’s Church in the village, said locals who worked on the project will be on hand to answer any questions for guests.

He said: “We will have a brisk walk around Walthamstow, showing everyone the little patches and nooks and crannies which have been used and we will meet the gardeners along the way.

“We are hoping it will give people inspiration for what they can do in their communities.

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Members of Walthamstow Village Association who helped transform the neighbourhood before it was crowned winner of Britain in Bloom 2017.

“It’s a fantastic way of meeting new people and improving the look of the streets around you.”

The two-hour event on Saturday, May 26 is part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival, an spin-off of the Chelsea Flower Show.

Walkers will meet at 11am at Brown’s Green at the junction of Brown’s Road and Hoe Street in Leytonstone.

The trek will come to a close at the pocket park at the junction of St Mary’s Road and West Avenue Road.