Children garden for charity

kind hearted children from Topsham School have put their gardening skills to good use for a local charity.

The children joined parents and staff to create a new garden at the Devon in Sight headquarters in Holman Way.

As the charity caters for those with little or no sight their aim was to create a sensory garden, using shrubs and plants to create interesting sounds and smells.

The plants for the new garden were donated by St Bridget’s Nurseries and Otter Nurseries.

Topsham School teacher and sustainability coordinator Justin Vernon said: “We were pleased to help this worthy charity, particularly as the project fits nicely with our local community projects.

“The children have been fully involved in the design of the garden and in choosing the plants.”

Devon in Sight director of services, Martin Pallett, said: “We are very grateful for the time and energy spared by the children, parents and staff at Topsham School.

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“The sensory garden is going to be a huge asset to the charity by stimulating the senses of those who visit us whilst also giving the building some real kerb appeal.”