New sensory garden launched at Jephson Gardens in Leamington

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A new sensory garden has been officially opened at Jephson Gardens in Leamington today (Wednesday).

Designed and nurtured by Warwick District Council’s Green Spaces team, the garden includes raspberries and blackberries for visitors to pick and eat as well as various fragrant, textured and colourful plants to stimulate the senses.

Cllr Jane Knight, vice chairman of Warwick District Council, opens the new sensory garden at Jephson Gardens in Leamington. She is pictured with her husband  Cllr John Knight, The Mayor of Leamington Cllr Angela Stevens (and daughter) and Jon Holmes of the council's Green Spaces Team along with pupils from St Theresa's Primary School in Cubbington.

Cllr Jane Knight, vice chairman of Warwick District Council, opens the new sensory garden at Jephson Gardens in Leamington. She is pictured with her husband Cllr John Knight, The Mayor of Leamington Cllr Angela Stevens (and daughter) and Jon Holmes of the council's Green Spaces Team along with pupils from St Theresa's Primary School in Cubbington.

There is also a xylophone which people can play, a mirrored archway, benches and insect homes to encourage pollinating insects.

To coincide with the launch, the district council is also running Project Sunflower.

Ten primary schools across the district have been given sunflower plugs, pots and compost and children from st Theresa’s Primary School in Cubbington were at the launch to plant their seeds in the sensory garden.

Before cutting the ribbon to open the garden Cllr Jane Knight, the vice chairman of the district council, gave a speech in which she thanked all those who played a part in its creation.

Also present was new Leamington mayor Cllr Amanda Stevens.

Cllr Knight’s speech can be heard in the video above.