Armley: New sensory community growing garden nets £2k grant


A sensory community growing garden will be created at Interplay Theatre in Armley.

The garden will feature some raised community growing beds, fruit trees, a living dome, animal habitats and feeders, an accessible path and disability friendly tools.

Harriet  Meeuwissen-True, Head of Creative Engagement at Interplay, said:

“We want to bring the West Leeds community together to engage with nature in a shared garden, where people can contribute skills, time and effort and take away produce, new friends and experiences. We also want to create a space where people with and without disabilities can work together.”

Work will start on the garden this summer – and with help from the local community groups and members of the public, Interplay will be opening the garden within the next year.

Garden advisor Peter Clegg has helped Interplay to create a plan of action and design for the garden, which is funded by a £2,000 grant from The Greggs Foundation.

The sensory garden is outside Interplay Theatre Trust on Armley Ridge Road and will be open 24 hours a day to the public.

If you have any ideas for the garden, would like to come help out or have a community group you would like to get involved, get in touch on 0113 263 8556.



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