Gar­den with plenty of bite is a mon­ster hit with kids

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A DINOSAUR gar­den cre­ated for a town fes­ti­val has been saved from ex­tinc­tion – and placed into a school play­ground.

The Juras­sic gar­den was made for the first Mac­cles­field Gar­den Fes­ti­val ear­lier this sum­mer and fea­tured an­cient plants such as mag­no­lia trees and mon­key puz­zle trees – which have sur­vived from the time of the di­nosaurs.

There are also huge di­nosaurs made by Mac­cles­field schoolchildren. Jon Til­ley, a gar­den de­signer who or­gan­ised the fes­ti­val, did not want the di­nosaurs and their habi­tat to be­come ex­tinct once the fes­ti­val was over, so or­gan­ised – with the help of fundrais­ing in the com­mu­nity – to move it all to Bro­ken Cross Pri­mary School for the chil­dren to en­joy.

Jon said: “We’re de­lighted that we could re­build the gar­den at Bro­ken Cross Pri­mary School and that the fes­ti­val can have a last­ing legacy. The chil­dren can learn more about the plants and di­nosaurs.”

Pupils en­joy their Juras­sic gar­den

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