Frenzied activity in run-up to Beechgrove

Sensory Garden, Sunday.

With just three days until the BBC’s Beechgrove Garden team arrive to record a programme dedicated to Ardentinny’s historic Glenfinart Walled Garden, community volunteers have been working overtime this weekend laying the ground work for the sensory garden.

Despite torrential downpours, 40 tons of hardcore material have been laid on the paths of the intricate Mandala-shaped sensory garden, with some 20 tons going in over the weekend. This will be followed by a 20 ton top coating of environmentally friendly hoggin material on Monday.

With turf for the raised ‘tump’ and a range of plants arriving on Tuesday, the volunteers have been preparing the ground with top soil and donated compost from local Dun Darraich Stables. Meanwhile Ardentinny stonemason, Steven Johnstone, has been putting the finishing touches to a beautiful natural stone seat which he has donated and created entirely with stone from within the garden.

It’s going to be a fascinating week!

Moving 20 tons of hardcore.

Sensory Garden, Friday.

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