New sensory art garden for Bury St Edmunds residents

Jacqui Cambell and Liz Cooke, of Rojo Art, with Andrea Swan,  St Peter's Nursing Home's activities support manager, Matthew Plume, of Pro Scape, Melanie Lesser, of Bury in Bloom, Rebbeca Davis, St Edmundsbury Borough Council's Horticultural and Grounds Maintenance Officer, and residents Joyce Bloomfield, Eileen Moore and Annie Pell
Jacqui Cambell and Liz Cooke, of Rojo Art, with Andrea Swan, St Peter's Nursing Home's activities support manager, Matthew Plume, of Pro Scape, Melanie Lesser, of Bury in Bloom, Rebbeca Davis, St Edmundsbury Borough Council's Horticultural and Grounds Maintenance Officer, and residents Joyce Bloomfield, Eileen Moore and Annie Pell

Residents, artists and a charity have worked together to transform an unloved outdoor area in Bury St Edmunds into a personalised sensory art garden.

Bury in Bloom, artists from Rojo Art and residents of St Peter’s Nursing Home installed artwork on Wednesday in a newly planted garden at the Out Risbygate home.

Jacquie Campbell, from Rojo Art, said funding from Cllr David Nettleton’s locality budget and Grants for the Arts had enabled its artists to work alongside residents as they tried out different art materials and processes within the atmosphere of an ‘art gardening club’.

Melanie lesser, of Bury in Bloom, said: “We were delighted to partner Rojo Art in this lovely community project. The residents have really enjoyed the project and together we have created a lovely area for both residents and their families to enjoy.”

B&Q, in Bury, donated bird boxes for the scheme, which were decorated by the residents and given a home in the garden.