Garden is a smash hit

Deputy Lord Mayor Val Slator and the Hon Sarah Joiner opening the new sensory garden at Harold Park, pictured at the front with David Elcock, Angela Tait and Hannah Gill.  (d18071102)
Deputy Lord Mayor Val Slator and the Hon Sarah Joiner opening the new sensory garden at Harold Park, pictured at the front with David Elcock, Angela Tait and Hannah Gill. (d18071102)
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A NEW garden which has been created in a popular park is sure to appeal to all senses.

The garden has been created by the Friends of Harold Park who have transformed an old tennis court at the park in Low Moor.

The £70,000 scheme has now been officially opened by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford Coun Val Slater, and special guest the Hon Sarah Joiner who is a trustee member of the Royal Horticultural Society as well as Gardening for the Disabled and a patron for the MS Society.

Angela Tait, chairman of the Friends of Harold Park, said: “The area we have used was a run-down tennis court, and we secured funding to turn it into a wonderful sensory garden.

“It’s been specially designed to appeal to all five senses – taste, smell, sight, sound and touch.”

The Friends were helped in the project by school children and volunteers at the BASF chemical works in Low Moor.

Pupils from Hilltop Primary in Low Moor were among those invited to the opening ceremony, and also present were representatives from Growing Together, a charity for visually-impaired people and children at Haycliffe special school.

Angela added: “The garden looks, and smells, fantastic.

“We wanted something to appeal to everyone and the garden is definitely attracting more disabled people to the park. It really enhances the park and is something the whole community can enjoy.”

The park – named after of Harold Gathorne Hardy, of the distinguished Hardy family which founded the Low Moor Ironworks – has a packed programme of events. For more information visit www.haroldpark.info/.