Sensory garden in Sanders Park for Bromsgrove Rotary Club

Rotary launches Sanders Park sensory garden appeal

Tristan Harris

A CAMPAIGN has been launched by Bromsgrove Rotary Club in a bid to build a new £70,000 community sensory garden in Sanders Park.

The plans for the plot, which is being supported by Bromsgrove District Council, include a central wrought-iron wishing well with safe shallow canal spokes running from it, so it takes on the shape of the Rotary Club’s wheel logo. Those channels and the well will be surrounded by a variety of sensory plants and shrubs, as well as memorial benches.

The Rotary Club has contributed £40,000 so far to the project, but it is looking to raise another £30,000 to complete it.

Consultations on the design have been held with local youngsters, including disabled people, so the garden can support their recreational and educational needs, as well as being easily accessible to those with reduced mobility.

Labour is being provided by park volunteers, the district council and the probation services and it is hoped work on the site will begin in the new year.

Among the fund-raising opportunities are sponsorship of the supply of plants, entry on a Rotary scroll of honour and there is also the chance for donors to be key sponsors of the scheme.

Bromsgrove’s Rotary Club president Ken Pheysey has contacted The Standard to appeal for help with the project.

“We want to build this garden to benefit everyone using Sanders Park – it could last for generations and we need your help to make it happen,” he added.

Those wanting to donate can send their contributions to: ‘The Rotary Club of Bromsgrove’, C/O Beaumont Lawns, Marlbrook, Bromsgrove. B60 1HZ.

from bromsgrovestandard.co.uk

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