Green-fingered residents in Nine Elms were delighted to welcome their very own show garden direct from RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.

Plants from the silver medal-winning garden were carefully transported to the ROSE centre just off Nine Elms Lane, where they were planted by volunteers from the nearby FLO joint venture construction site – part of the Thames Tideway 'super sewer' project - and residents from the Savona residents’ association.

The community garden will now be looked after by residents and children from the ROSE Garden Club and the Savona estate.

Cllr Steffi Sutters, Wandsworth Council cabinet member for Community Services and Open Spaces said: "This has been a wonderful example of the local community benefiting from construction companies volunteering to improve the neighbourhood. The ROSE centre is at the heart of the Nine Elms community and so this beautiful garden will now be enjoyed by residents of all ages."

With a theme of 'Secured by design', the garden was designed to a brief from the Metropolitan Police. It used tall trees, prickly plants and lighting to help security while also using grasses and soft colourful planting to provide a calming atmosphere.

Garden designer Lucy Glover was overjoyed that plants from her garden at the flower show had gone to a good home in the heart of Battersea.

Ms Glover said: "I heard about the ROSE Centre through my husband Simon Owens, who works for FLO at its main Tideway tunnel project office at Battersea. Tideway works on projects to give back to the communities affected by the construction works on the river.

"I worked with FLO volunteers to relocate the plants from my Hampton Court garden to the ROSE and two other community projects. I was delighted that most of the plants found a new home here to improve the outdoor space around the ROSE centre and the estate, and to know that members of the gardening club will look after them and enjoy them."