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Work on the Sensory Garden

images Grange Soroptimists are committed to  making the Sensory Garden in Park Road Gardens , Grange – over – Sands a delightful place  for everyone to enjoy.

In 2018 and 2019  the garden been further transformed by  new planting, new paths and edging with Soroptimists working  very hard, laying cobbles on the edges of  entrance path.   the Club is very grateful for generous grants from Walney Extension Community Fund, The Hadfield Trust, Grange Town Council, SLDC and an anonymous donor which has enabled all this work.  This will greatly improve access for the public particularly wheelchair and pushchair users. The garden was  also used during the latest Pumpkin walks.

In 2017 members worked very hard  to  clear some space and replant. Soroptimist Alison made a marvellous “Buggingham Palace” bug hotel to provide shelter for insects over the winter. The local Guides  also made two bug hotels for the garden and these were installed in the garden to encourage insects and wildlife in 2016. The guides also supplied and help plant an apple tree in May 2017.

 

Alison ( left) with her amazing Buggingham Palace, which will provide shelter for insects over the winter
Alison ( left)  and fellow Soroptimists Lynne andnd Mary Ann with Alison’s amazing Buggingham Palace, which will provide shelter for insects over the winter. Spot the dynamic S Soroptimist logo!
Laying cobbles
Planting
Planting

 

After the apple tree planting
Guides and Soroptimists after the apple tree planting 2017
Mary Ann and Alison hard at work
Mary Ann and Alison hard at work in the rain  summer 2017
Dot has a prickly customer
Dot has a prickly customer
A well earned coffee break courtesy of Clare House Hotel
A well earned coffee break courtesy of Clare House Hotel

 

The local Guides donate and install the bug hotels they have made
The local Guides donate and install the bug hotels they have made 2016
Glorious working conditions!
Glorious working conditions!
Hard at work!
Hard at work!