Revitalised community sensory rock garden on Skegness foreshore is unveiled
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The transformation of this area to the south of the resort, which was made possible thanks to Levelling Up Park Funding, was officially opened by the chairman of East Lindsey District Councillor and local town councillor Dick Edginton.
Coun Edginton congratulated the staff responsible for their expertise and endeavours in revitalising the rockery garden. In his usual jovial manner, he said he was delighted to declare “this department store open”.
The Rockery Gardens Area is already being used for a range of activities, from nursery school visits and mindfulness sessions. The hope is that these activities will further strengthen the bonds between residents and encourage them to spend more time outdoors, engaging with nature and each other.
Vibrant planting with textured foliage have been carefully curated to engage sight, smell, touch, and even sound. There is a refreshed footpath leading its way through the gardens with musical chimes and a once-again working water fountain, creating an immersive experience for visitors.
The area is designed to be accessible to everyone, with paved pathways for wheelchair and pushchairs, undercover shelter, seating areas, wildflower area around bug hotel and raised garden beds.
"The transformation of this space is a testament to what can be achieved when funding opportunities come to us," commented Coun Martin Foster, Portfolio Holder for Operational Services. "It's not just about creating a beautiful garden, but also about fostering a sense of belonging and connection among our residents and visitors. The Neighbourhoods Team have done a tremendous job here and I thank them all."