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.
“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.