Sensory garden launches on Southport promenade

A sensory garden to help educate youngsters about nature, has opened in the town. The garden has been created within the community area of King’s Gardens on the Promenade thanks to the hard work of local volunteers.

The Friends of King’s Gardens group worked with the Green Machine – made up of representatives from Holy Family, Holy Trinity, Meols Cop, and Linaker Primary School, to plan, design and plant the garden for everyone to enjoy.

As part of the project the children learnt about the five senses and how these could be applied to create a unique sensory garden. Sefton Council’s parks and greenspaces team supported the project and a detailed plan was developed.

The garden includes grasses to make gentle sounds when the wind blows, herbs that smell of coca cola, curry, peppermint, and lavender, strawberries to taste, flowers to create a stunning visual effect, and touch boards that were made with objects from Sefton’s coast.

The garden is open every day and can be easily accessed via a ramp at the end of the Lower Promenade.

Southport art students help to transform Kings Gardens grot spot with vibrant colour

Art and Design students from Southport College have been busy transforming a run down walkway in King’s Gardens, Southport, into a masterpiece!

Chloe Cassim, Saskia Woollam-Rees, Issy Fisher and Amy McGarry spent two days working on the mural in Southport’s popular seafront gardens, a project arrang?ed with Sefton Council as part of the ongoing restoration of King’s Gardens.

Kelly Broughton, Curriculum Leader for Art and Design, said, “We were asked to paint the mural in an area that is known for being tagged with graffiti.

“We spent two days painting the mural and the feedback from the public has been extremely positive.

“Many stopped to talk to us and commented on how happy they were that something was being done with the area. A lot of the public popped back on the second day to see the progress and complemented the girls on their good work.”

As part of this ongoing community project, Southport College Art and Design students have also been showcasing their work in art boxes around the gardens, which were originally opened by King George V more than a century ago.