Work begins on new Lancing sensory garden

The group beginning work on the garden
The group beginning work on the garden
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Children and adults got their hands dirty when they helped develop a brand-new community space for Lancing.

The group came together on Saturday, November 17, to begin work on the planned sensory garden for Lancing, which will be completed next year.

The community event at Wenceling Garden was described as a “great success” and attracted 17 adults and 11 green-fingered children, who each got get their hands dirty.

Together, they helped dig up more than 30 existing plants, which will be re-potted and homed over the winter, ready to be replanted in the new garden in spring.

It was the first event on site for the future sensory garden and marks the start of its transformation.

The project was started by Lancing Regeneration Community Committee when it successfully bid for funding from Adur District Council’s Pot of Gold.

Lydia Schilbach, who is project manager for the garden, said: “The project is entirely community-led and focuses on promoting local talent and skills, whether from individuals or businesses.

“It aims to be completely inclusive and absolutely anyone is welcome to get involved on any level.”

For the full story, read the Lancing Herald, out from Thursday, November 22.