Youngsters create a sensory garden at Spilsby hall

The group who helped build the sensory garden at Eresby Hall, Spilsby.
The group who helped build the sensory garden at Eresby Hall, Spilsby.

Delighted residents of Eresby Hall in Spilsby are now able to enjoy a sensory garden after a group of youngsters created the facility as part of a scheme which helped their development throughout the summer.

The team of 11, aged 16 and 17-years-old, took part in the National Citizen Service 2013 scheme. The group worked as a team to clean up and produce a sensory garden, moving quickly on a small budget of £100.

The young people used their planning week to engage with local businesses to either, by purchase or donation, gain the plants, garden decorations, weed repellent and bark chippings they required.

Local business, Woodthorpe Garden Centre, provided a big helping hand - supplying some of the plants, weed repellent and bark.

Other local businesses, such as Johnson’s Garden Centre in Boston, B&Q in Skegness, The Factory Shop and Jacksons Building Centre in Spilsby, donated additional plants and bark along with bird feeders and wind chimes.

“The young people who worked on this project should be very proud of their hard work and their contribution. They have changed people’s views of young people and we hope the word will spread,” said Andi Logue Activities Coordinator for the hall.