A community garden project is now bearing fruit – and vegetables.
The Skene Street Project, which was set up by Aberdeen City Centre Community Council, has been carried out in phases and most recently invested in planters.
Installed by construction firm North Group, the community council has also received help from voluntary organisation Sacro, which helped fill the three planters.
The garden, which is open to all in the community, already has a range of plants that include parsley, thyme, mint, apple trees, leeks, carrots and cherries, as well as sunflowers.
Dustin Macdonald, the chairman of Aberdeen City Centre Community Council, said: “It’s been really good having Sacro do that and helping the community.
“It’s really nice that people go into the area.
“We had someone come down and take clippings of mint so they could grow their own.
“It’s great for everyone to use. Having the planters really brightens the place up.”
The plants are part of a wider project that has seen the area on Skene Street made more attractive thanks to a general tidy up of the space and the installation of new play equipment.
It is hoped that a new entrance will eventually be created, as a way to welcome people into the area.
In a move that has so far proved popular with children, there are also plans to provide chalk, which will allow people to draw their own pictures on the walls.
Money was recently acquired from a crowdfunding Aberdeen Soup event.
However, the community council is also hoping to raise more funds in future to carry out further work.