Kebur Garden Materials recently assisted New Scotland Hill Primary school in a new sensory garden project. Regular trade customer to Kebur, Mark from MD Landscaping was also involved as Yvonne Bird, PTA School Liaison Officer explains:

“New Scotland Hill Primary School and Nursery have been busy creating a new sensory garden to be enjoyed by all the children.

In the Summer Term, the Eco-Coordinator, Natasha Feeney, and the Eco-Committee held a whole school competition to design a sensory garden. The winner, Jake (Year 4), had his design created along with some of the other ideas from the entries. All the children who entered the competition and the Eco-Committee helped to plant an exciting range of plants and herbs with different smells and textures. Every child in the school was also involved by decorating boards with handprints in the four house colours of red, yellow, blue and green. Tyres and benches were also painted in the house colours and chimes added to the trees. We have a wonderful music wall made from recycled pots and pans and two resident scarecrows.

The whole project could not have been possible without the help and support from a number of parents, the volunteers from the Community Partners scheme at Waitrose in Sandhurst, materials donated from Kebur Garden Materials and Heathlands Garden Centre, support and material from East Berkshire Fencing and the money donated from the Crowthorne Trust.

We’re all now very much enjoying our new space and look forward to developing the garden further in the future.

We have also enhanced the front of our school with a new planter made with timber kindly donated by Day View Builders and MD Landscapes and, again, parents/grandparents planted up these lovely new beds.”

New Scotland Hill Primary School

Kebur Garden Materials partner Cliff Mosey (first male adult on the left!) with Mark Devereaux of MD Landscapes and various other contributors and helpers at the launch of the sensory garden