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The Garden Club have been working since 2005 to develop and maintain a Sensory Garden. We were allocated a small area of grassland, near the Heath Garden by Parks Services. Since work began in 2005 the club have transformed the area. The Probation Service were a key to the development of the Garden, allocating one day a week to various tasks, from laying paths to painting fences.

The Club
obtained over seven thousand pounds worth of sponsorship and grants. This has included two thousand pounds from the Co-operative fund, five thousand pounds from Awards for All, and five hundred pounds from the Life Environmental Fund.

The Club
also received a number of donations from local businesses.

arge Aggregates donated sand and aggregate for the pathways
Wilson and Butler donated paving for the garden
Derrys Nurseries donated a number of plants for the garden
Adam Morris Paving Company volunteered their time to lay paving in the Garden
Peter Beale's Roses
Also on-going work by the Community Pay-back Scheme

The Garden Club came up with a design, along with the Parks Dept
Head Gardener to create an oasis of sensory stimuli for both disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy.

The vision for the garden was to create an oasis of calm and sensory stimuli in a contained area.

Ongoing funding has been raised by the Club's members and from the City Council's Ward Fund.

The garden is an ever evolving project. Each year we plan to enhance the garden with new and interesting ideas.

We are always seeking new members to join us. No gardening experience is necessary, just contact us or turn up to one of our meetings. You will be made very welcome!

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