Garden will be a resource for children
BUTTERFLIES and other mini beasts can flourish in a new garden opened at a Leamington Primary School.
St Paul’s School, in Upper Holly Walk, opened its wildflower and butterfly trail last week.
The garden, paid for by a £10,000 National Lottery grant for an outdoor project, includes a stage, wildflower meadows, a dragonfly and butterfly patio and eight brass rubbings of mini-beasts and wheelchair access.
The centrepiece of the trail is a sculpture created by Fred Hopkins, the senior ranger at Kingsbury Water Park.
Mr Hopkins, who visited the school last week used the children’s ideas and designs, for which the school held a competition, as his inspiration to create the sunflower and butterfly from scrap metal.
The sculpture includes parts from a speed limit sign, fittings from a biomass boiler, broken spades, an old street lamp, donated horse shoes, an old gas bottle an old gate and a ‘mini beast hotel ‘in the centre of the flower.
Ali Willers, a parent and landscape architect who co-ordinated the project, said: “It looks fantastic.
“All the rain is making the wildflowers grow very quickly and trees have been planted there now
“The garden was grown andbuilt on an unused piece of grass land and it will be a really good resource for the children to use.”
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