Garden launched after fundraising success of parents

gardenram'opening of new garden at Primrose Children's Centre.
gardenram'opening of new garden at Primrose Children's Centre.

A GROUP of parents who decided to raised money for a new garden at a Sheffield children’s centre have seen their idea come to fruition.

Mums and dads who take their children to the Primrose Centre, on Creswick Street, Walkley, proudly celebrated the opening, which was attended by Lord Mayor, Coun Sylvia Dunkley.

One of the parents, Katie Smith, said: “We have been developing the garden since Christmas and it is currently a series of large pots and troughs containing flowering plants, herbs and fruit bushes. It is situated on an outdoor area at the back of the centre which was disused.”

Katie told of the hard work by parents, helped by staff at the centre, to make the garden a reality.

She said: “We have an open ‘Friends of Primrose’ meeting every couple of months to discuss what we want to do, and we were keen one of the things we wanted to achieve was the creation of a garden.

“We organised a few ‘work party days’ where we gathered interested parents to help create the garden.

“We had one session where we cleaned and prepared the area, one where we started planting in the pots, and one where we prepped and painted the wall behind the garden.

Funding for the project was raised by holding a second-hand sale, plus grants from a local tenants’ group.