10.05.23: Installation of ‘Over The Garden Fence’ project with Isolation Creation.

Back in August  ( see News items 24.08.22 ) Exmouth in Bloom and Isolation Creation held an event  in the Sensory Garden for families that we named ‘Over the Garden Fence’. The children came to paint some wooden templates of flowers, insects and animals that might be seen in a garden.

Over the winter months the templates have been treated with a varnish ( News item 06.10.22) and this week Chunky Chowns play group came to finish off the project by preparing the ground at the bottom of the fence and sowing wild flowers.  Their reward was a Colin the Caterpillar cup cake.  They did a ‘rain dance’ before leaving to go home….. which worked perfectly!!! We will be keeping an eye out for the flowers appearing in the next few weeks

There are still a few minor touches to add to the project, but it was a lovely moment for  the Mayor Steve Gazzard  to  be there to see the sunflower he’d painted  in memory of his daughter, on the fence.

Special thanks go to Gillie Newcombe of Exmouth Art Group, who supplied some paint, and local businesses, Build Base, Tesco, Homeworx  and Choose at Home Carpets,  who have supported this project.

Thanks must also go to EiB volunteers Bill  and Graham who cut the templates for us and to Bill, Barbara, Marion Elaine and Richard L.  who all helped Hayley with the installation.

We hope that the project will bring a smile to the faces of everyone using the path which runs from the Station to the LED Leisure Centre. It has certainly added a splash of colour there.

Painting Day in the Sensory Garden. August ’22