Plans for an urban garden have been announced.


Car park contractor NCP propose to spruce up the area beside Russell Avenue near the city centre.


The plot to transform the area was announced at the Council’s Car Parking Working Party was announced on Tuesday, May 9.


The area will turned into a space for people to relax and learn about growing plants, vegetables, flowers and shrubs.


The company is working in conjunction with Foodsmiles St Albans, a community food growing project to develop the space by spring 2018.


An office for this initiative is located on the ground floor of the NCP-run Drovers Way car park.


NCP manages several car parks on behalf of St Albans City and District Council and has committed to a number of community schemes.


The contractor also supports St Albans District Shopmobility which provides wheelchairs or scooters for people with limited mobility.


They were announced as one of the sponsors of the conversion of the Town Hall into a new £7.75 million Museum and Art Gallery.


Previously NCP have cleared wasteland and repainting amenities while working with St Albans and District Centre of Voluntary Service.