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Thought Garden plans underway

We brought you news in the Spring Newsletter of the plans for the ‘Thought Garden’ to be located behind the Optimal Learning Centre. We are now able to share the designs Skanska, the construction company working at Worthy Down who are providing a group of volunteers to plan, prepare and create the infrastructure of the garden, have drawn up.

The work will happen in early May and culminate in a day of planting, with the aim to involve some students in the planting day. As you will be aware part of the garden will be dedicated to Mac Sutcliffe. ‘Mac’s Place’ will be a quiet area in which students can sit.  The money raised by Olly Worrall will purchase a bench for Mac’s Place and Mac’s parents have contributed a wonderful sculpture for the garden.

The long term aim for the garden is to provide horticultural opportunities for our students, using horticulture in a therapeutic way to enhance mental health and general well-being. The aim is to officially open the garden on the 7th of July 2017 to tie in with Year 11 Leavers’ Day. We are determined to make this an uplifting and celebratory day. How wonderful it will be to include Mac in our thoughts on this day. 

As noted in Miss Hearle's letter home, requested plants are as follows:

 

 

Pallet Screen Planters

Examples:
Jasmine (Jasminium Officinale) Clematis (Clematis Armandii)
The Chocolate Vine (Akebia Quinata)

Wisteria

Honeysuckle
Raspberries (trained vertically)

Blackberries (trained vertically)

 

Pallet Herb Planters 

Examples:
Rosemary
Mint

Thyme

Oregano

Basil

 

Sack Gardens

Examples:
Tomatoes
Lettuce / Rocket / Kale

Sweet Peppers Blackcurrants

Chilli Peppers

 

PPE Hanging Baskets 

Examples:
Primroses
Narcissus

Galanthus Nivalis

 

Planter Seat

Examples:

Grasses

Aloes

Raised Flowerbed/Path

Examples:
Lathyrus odoratus

Helianthus tuberosus

Cynara scolymus

Catanache caerulea

Echinacea purpurea

Allium ursinum

 

Raised Beds 

Examples:
Strawberries
Spinach

Onions

Courgettes

Aubergines

Carrots
Beans and Peas

Beetroot

 

Gardening Patch

Examples:

Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes

Marrows

Turnips

Rhubarb

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Broccoli