The Sensory Garden at Meols Parade Gardens was officially opened this weekend as Jan Foster writes:
At long last our Sensory Garden, at the Meols end of the Parade Gardens has finally been officially opened by the Mayor of Wirral Councillor Gerry Ellis on the 13th April.
It was a lovely day and many people turned out to see our lovely mosaic, surrounded by sofa/planters filled with sweet smelling herbs. [Visitors also admired] the huge seven panel mural depicting scenes of Hoylake old and new. The scented daffodils, planted by local school children, were a little shy and not quite out on the day. Waiting for a little sunshine I think!
We will be sowing the wild flowers in a few weeks. They were wonderful last year so fingers crossed they will be as good this year.
The exciting news is that we have raised £5,500 for sensory play equipment. This week we will be ordering Talking Flowers, Wiggle Bars, a Play Panel which is a seaside finger maze and a large, child height picnic table in the shape of a flower with matching stools with pictures of a butterfly, ladybird, bee and a spider. There is also a space for a wheel chair or buggy. We hope to have this installed by the end of May or early June. This has all been made possible by your generous donations and the hard work of our volunteers.
Please continue to spread the word about the importance of becoming a member (no work involved, just a small donation). We could not continue our work without your memberships.
To make it easy you can join on line at www.hoylakeinbloom.co.uk – or contact Dot Rooney,8 Bertram Drive North, Meols (632 4215)