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Saturday, 14 April 2012

Today's the day!

Just a quick post this morning. I'm full of excitement and anxiety today.  It's the official opening of the garden. Not my garden but the one we've been creating at the care home in St. Austell as part of the Creative Spaces project.  I haven't written about it here for some time because I've been able to blog about it on our website instead.  There is a link to the web page from this blog if you look down My Blog List on the right hand side.

After many months of hard landscaping, multiple shopping trips to various local nurseries and numerous planting sessions (not to mention the tears, sleepless nights, smiles, laughter, joy and pleasure along the way) the day has finally arrived!  I can't believe I slept so well last night; even so, I awoke this morning with a list of things to check going through my head.  Everyone will arrive this afternoon and we have the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall opening it for us. It's not been easy getting the care home staff to take ownership of this garden, despite us getting them involved at every point along the way, including input into the design, but I think this will be the day that they do. I hope everyone has a great time despite the weather forecast of heavy showers (typical!) and I look forward to seeing lots more community events taking place in the new garden. I'll be posting about the event afterwards on our website if you're interested.

Care staff planting last September, under the watchful eye of
some residents

5 comments:

Ben Hardy said...

Congratulations and best of luck. If I am ever down in Cornwall ...

Sensory Dragon said...

Thanks Ben; and if you're ever down in Cornwall don't forget to bring a bottle of the 'home made'!!

bowledover said...

Hey there, the hard work sweat and tears have paid off. Well done and we hope your day went well.Thinking of you.

Sensory Dragon said...

Hi Bowledover,
It went really well thanks; even the foretold heavy rain managed to wait until the speeches and bulb planting was over. I'm just waiting on photo permissions then I'll be writing something on our Creative Spaces blog on our website. So watch this space...

bowledover said...

The plants you have bought will be great in the garden and thicken up quickly.
Hazels look good too and the red variety really set a garden off well.