Lympstone primary’s magical, musical garden

Children at Lympstone Primary School can now enjoy a new garden which was created from an area than had previously been srubland.

The labour of love started last year, with funds raised from a Lympstone PTFA ‘open gardens’ weekend which proved overwhelmingly popular, thanks to much needed sunshine, and the talent and support of local green-fingered residents who kindly opened their gardens for the cause.

The aim of the project was to create a magical, musical drama garden and it’s completion was influenced by the generous support of Kings Garden and Leisure.

A spokesman said: “A huge thank you goes out to local companies and sponsors for helping to create a magical space from an area of redundant scrub, for the enjoyment of the children of Lympstone Primary School.

“Special thanks goes to Don Mildenhall for producing the tickets, and to many local businesses for sponsoring the ticket production for the open gardens event.

“Special thanks go to the PTFA for all their hard work.”

Other events that helped add to the coffers were a ’40s Big Band fundraiser, quiz night, a children’s discos and a fashion show.

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In total �16,000 was raised, which enabled the transformation of a corner of overgrown scrub, to become a musical drama garden, complete with seating for performances. The children will now add the musical elements , with musical instruments weaving between the foliage!

Among those invlved in the project were Mrs Callan, the teacher, who designed the hard landscaping, Dana Assinder who came up with some creative planting ideas and Richard King, of Kings Garden and Leisure, who helped helping with soil, sleepers and supplying plants, and also sponsored the Lympstone open gardens event.