Runcorn residents, community leaders and local children have joined up with The Mersey Forest Team to make green improvements to Beechwood Community Centre.
Children from Play Away Day Nursery helped to plant 70 trees and hundreds of wildflower bulbs around the community centre, which is being given a green makeover as part of a bid to increase its use.
They were joined by Eileen Meredith from Beechwood Community Centre and Janet Ward from local chemicals manufacturer INEOS ChlorVinyls, which has funded the improvements through the Landfill Communities Fund as part of The Mersey Forest.
Eileen said: "The new trees and wildflowers are a key part of our plan to create a pleasant community meeting place to encourage the surrounding neighbourhoods to enjoy. They will set the scene for the second phase of the project, which will involve creating a community garden and growing area."
Janet Ward, from INEOS ChlorVinyls, said: "It was great to attend this planting event – the children really enjoyed getting stuck in and there's clearly a lot of local enthusiasm for this project."