Sen­sory Gar­den

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Maren Leng work­ing in the gar­den. for the gar­den,” Mrs Ford said.

“I have worked with the spe­cial needs school chil­dren who have had a great time plant­ing and then watch­ing the plants grow.

“Alana Har­ris is the spe­cial needs teacher at the Mun­dub­bera State School and she brings her stu­dents down here to work on the gar­den and I come down and get into it with them.”

Mrs Leng said she and many oth­ers had been work­ing around the gar­den be­fore and since the 2013 flood. “All the labour has come from the hands of vol­un­teers who love the

Cos­mos are just about fin­ished. gar­den and what it stands for,” Mrs Leng said.

“I was walk­ing the dog around the river­side area when I saw those beds and I thought, ‘they haven’t been loved for a long, long time’,”

Dot Ford and Prue Leng work on the Gaza­nia by re­mov­ing all the spent flow­ers. Mrs Leng said.

“I could see the soil was com­pacted and there were peb­bles and stones in there.

“A con­ver­sa­tion with North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil coun­cil­lor Faye Whe­lan about the gar­den got the wheels in mo­tion for a trans­for­ma­tion.”

Among the green are splashes of pinks, pur­ples and vi­o­let and the scent of sweet flow­ers and herbs fill the air.

Mrs Leng said she would en­cour­age ev­ery­one in Mun­dub­bera to get in­volved with the gar­den.

“It’s not our gar­den, it is your gar­den,” she said.

Cos­mos will be soon re­placed with win­ter flow­ers.

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