On the 9th November 2018 we were delighted to see so many visitors to the opening of our Rural Wellbeing garden on Falcon Lane.

We understand that many more couldn’t make it and sent their apologies and it is wonderful to have their support too.

We would like to thank the following organisations and individuals for their involvement in garden project funded by the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ scheme and our opening event, but this is by no means an exhaustive list (although we have done our best to include as may people as possible!).

  • Tesco and representatives from our local Tesco store who have so generously funded the project.
  • Moat Construction for the groundworks they completed.
  • Caves Folly Nursery who were involved helping us put together a planting plan and layout and also planted and sourced many of the plants in the garden for us.
  • John Richard Nurseries; Grange Farm Nurseries; Laycocks Nurseries and Bransford Webb Nurseries who all donated plants along with many members of staff.
  • Melcourts for the supply of bark.
  • Rob Dudley who was involved in putting together the original drawings and plans for the garden which were then developed in to our final outcome.
  • Our Creative Learning Facilitators and groups for all the hard work they put in to planting the garden and bringing the project to life. This includes Animal and Rural Skills; Morning Club; The Healthy Living groups; Gardening and Bushcraft. Our Domestic skills groups were also involved in providing homemade refreshments for the garden opening.
  • The volunteers who also donated their skills and time towards the project.
  • All of our staff who were involved in designing and managing the project over the past twelve months including Julie and Amanda.
  • Our neighbours who kindly let us use their field as extra parking during the opening event, and also for being so understanding about the extra noise and traffic involved in building the garden.
  • Everyone who could attend the garden opening, and those who couldn’t. This included many groups and organisations who currently use our facilities and some which may be able to in the future.