New Sensory Garden

Tue, 12 Jul 2011

The Friends of Harold Park have been working with Bradford Council to provide a new Sensory Garden in their Low Moor park. 

To celebrate, volunteers from “Growing Together”, the Morley Street Gardening Club for visually impaired people, will be planting a wide range of interesting and scented plants into the garden to complete the project on Wednesday, 29 June, between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Pupils from Haycliffe Special School, Little Horton, will also be lending a hand. Designed in partnership with Bradford Council’s Park’s Department, the garden has been designed for easy access, especially by people in wheelchairs. The £70,000 project has been funded by the Community Spaces charity, Bradford Council’s Ward Investment Fund and the Friends of Harold Park.

Coun Ghazanfer Khaliq, Bradford Council Executive Member for Environment and Sport, said: “This is a beautiful garden which can be enjoyed by all members of the community as a tremendous asset to the area. “I would like to commend everyone involved with its creation and I am sure it will give pleasure for years to come.”

Angela Tait, Chairman of the Friends of Harold Park, said: “A lot of hard work has gone into this project so it’s great to see the end result.

The Friends are holding an official launch for the sensory garden on Friday the 15th of July starting with a BBQ at 12 noon and the official opening at 2pm.