Winterbourne Library sows the seeds for new community garden
9:30am Monday 6th May 2013 in News By Alexandra Womack, senior reporter covering Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Rangeworthy, Wickwar, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath and Old Sodbury
STORYTIME at Winterbourne Library is going green thanks to the creation of a new community garden.
Pre-school children at a weekly story session welcomed some special guests last Wednesday (May 1) who they helped plants wild flower plugs in a grassy area at the front of the building.
South Gloucestershire Council’s landscape architect Alison Brown and wildways officer Sally Pattison were visiting the library to help establish the new garden and get children excited about the prospect of reading outside the library.
Librarian Gabrielle Suddell said: “It’s going to be such a wonderful resource and a fantastic addition to a popular library.”
Planting the wild flowers was the first step in creating the garden, which local people have already been consulted about. Many requested that the outdoor space includes a quiet reading area along with raised beds and a story chair so children can enjoy storytime outside.
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