The Village Plan Committee of Elvaston, Thulston and Ambaston has been working with the Elvaston Park Manager to identify an area within the park which could be transformed to make a sensory garden. The area is within the Old English walled garden – the area which currently is used for the growing of herbs.
"The area is in need of some attention. The flagstones are very uneven and need relaying; the ramps to enable access for wheelchairs are too steep; the pathways and beds are overgrown. This work must be done before we can even think about planting. The costs are likely to be fairly high as contractors may be needed for the heavy work. Many new plants will be provided by the Parks gardening team who are keen to be part of the project. Others will need to be bought.
We would be very interested to hear your ideas for the development of the garden as we would hope that everyone, including those with mobility difficulties, visual difficulties, hearing difficulties and learning difficulties would find the completed sensory garden a stimulating place to visit. In addition, if you have ideas or experience concerning fund raising please contact Mags Gorman at firstname.lastname@example.org
A questionnaire concerning the project is available. Please help us by filling it in, adding any additional points that you think are not covered and returning it to one of the addresses at the end.
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Thank you for your time."