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High praise for autistic gardener Harry Tarpley, 7, after visit from Bury in Bloom




A Bury St Edmunds boy who transformed his back garden has been rewarded for his efforts.

Harry Tarpley, seven, is autistic and took to gardening last year as a way of dealing with his sensory issues.

His mum Debbie said: “He wanted a hobby and he didn’t like the garden so he asked if he could have his own one.

Harry Tarpley in the garden of his Bright Close home in Bury St Edmunds with mum Debbie, Bury in Bloom co-ordinator Stephen Moody and Jean Hardy, Young Green Fingers co-ordinator.PICTURE: Andy Abbott (12953619)
Harry Tarpley in the garden of his Bright Close home in Bury St Edmunds with mum Debbie, Bury in Bloom co-ordinator Stephen Moody and Jean Hardy, Young Green Fingers co-ordinator.PICTURE: Andy Abbott (12953619)

“He transformed a very dull garden into a beautiful, colourful garden.”

Bury in Bloom co-ordinator Stephen Moody and Young Green Fingers co-ordinator Jean Hardy visited Harry’s garden, in Bright Close, on Friday and presented the Hardwick Primary School pupil with a Buddleja plant, known as a ‘butterfly bush’.

“Harry is very proud of his beautiful garden and we’re very proud of him,” said Debbie.



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