Helping Kids Inspire with their new garden

Kids Inspire, one of our chosen charities, have recently moved to new premises at Hargrave House in Great Baddow, Chelmsford. They have acquired a fantastic outdoor space, but it is in need of a great deal of work including plenty of clearing, cutting back and planting. They organised a ‘Big Garden Day’ working party on Saturday 22 June to make it a better usable space. Along with many other groups and companies, four members of the Perrywood team volunteered their time.

Our team focused on the garden just outside the main reception area where clients wait before being seen. We got busy planting up four trugs with lots of our donated plants to create a mini vegetable patch, a sensory garden and two bright and colourful bedding trugs.

A splash of colour contrasting nicely with the acer behind

The sensory trug filled with plenty of fragranced and tactile plants

The mini vegetable patch, filled with salad crops and marigolds for colour and to keep the insects at bay

 

We also took along plenty of much needed equipment kindly donated by our suppliers. Hozelock donated a 50m hose-reel and attachments,  Stewart Garden donated a water butt and 3 watering cans and Burgon & Ball donated some garden tools, some of which was put straight to good use on the day!

Katharine from Kids Inspire and some of the Perrywood team with one of the planted trugs and donated equipment

Kids Inspire posted on social media:

“The sun shone and our army of volunteers arrived with their sheers, spades, clippers, gardening gloves alongside bundles of energy and sunny dispositions, to enable us a massive garden overhaul this weekend. We can not thank you enough for all your hard work and energy into helping us transform Hargrave House into a special place for us to work with children and families. We know the importance of green, safe and open space for some of our therapy work and this transformation couldn’t take place without people giving up their time to support us ❤️#teamkidsinspire”

The Kids Inspire charity helps disadvantaged young people turn their lives around and gives them back their future. We will be helping them in supporting young people across Essex who are at an educational, social and/or economic disadvantage resulting from trauma or emerging mental health issues.

We are very pleased to have been part of helping to create a lovely outdoor space for the children that visit, and are planning on continuing to support the Kids Inspire garden over the coming months.