Groups join forces to create new sensory garden at home

Danetre Rotary Club, has donated trees for the Princes Trust to plant, at Badby Park Care Home.'Pictured in the foreground are Ian Robinson ( Danetre Rotary Club ),  Matt Ottley ( Princes Trust ), Bob Snedker ( Danetre Rotary Club ) & Martyn Smythe - Hudson ( General Manager - Badby Park ) with the team from the Princes Trust
Danetre Rotary Club, has donated trees for the Princes Trust to plant, at Badby Park Care Home.'Pictured in the foreground are Ian Robinson ( Danetre Rotary Club ), Matt Ottley ( Princes Trust ), Bob Snedker ( Danetre Rotary Club ) & Martyn Smythe - Hudson ( General Manager - Badby Park ) with the team from the Princes Trust
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VOLUNTEERS have started work to build a new garden at a care home near Daventry.

A team from the Prince’s Trust has been working to create a senory garden at the Badby Park care home, off the A361 just south of the town.

The team was led by Matt Ottley, who said: “It’s a great project for the Trust to be involved in.

“We’re always looking for projects. The idea here is to create a garden which can be used by the people staying at Badby Park and can be maintained by them as well.

“So far we’ve mainly dug up the turf and put in raised beds.

“We’ll be putting in gravel areas which will have white pebbles that can be used to spell out words.”

Badby Park, based at the former convent, is a care home which is dedicated to neurological illnesses and disorders providing specialist nursing and rehabilitation. It has residents and also provides respite care.

Trees for the garden, and to go around a pond on the site, were donated by the Danetre Rotary Club.

General manager of Badby Park Martyn Smythe-Hudson said: “The new senory garden will be tied into our existing walled garden so patients canb walk between them easily. It’s also positioned so they can see it out of their rooms.”

As well as Danetre Rotary, other local businesses have helped the Trust’s project.