Sensory Garden Mosaics - Congleton, Cheshire, UK.
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N 53° 09.756 W 002° 12.757
30U E 552642 N 5890648
Quick Description: The mosaics are located in the Moody Street Sensory Garden in Congleton.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/22/2020 8:16:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM1242E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The Sensory Garden located on Moody Street was created in 2017 and offers a tranquil public space for everyone to enjoy.

The garden has five planted areas based on the five senses, it also has seating, murals, mosaics, carvings, and bird feeders.
A plaque located on the wall acknowledges that the garden won the 'Little Gem' award in 2018.

There are two framed mosaics created from coloured tiles mounted on the brick wall at the back of the garden. One of the mosaics depicts a garden with plants, leaves, flowers and a bird flying in the sky, the other mosaic depicts a colourful flower bed with butterflies among the plants.

14th November 2018
Kids Planet Day Nursery in Congleton has been presented with two certificates as part of the town’s ‘In Bloom’ efforts to make Congleton a cleaner and greener place.
With support from Congleton in Partnership, an under-used garden area in Moody Street has been transformed into a vibrant sensory space suitable for people of all ages to relax and enjoy. Children from the Ofsted Outstanding nursery based on Chapel Street have been involved in planting and producing brightly coloured posters, made into plaques for displays around the garden. They have also provided a number of bird feeders to create a haven for wildlife.
Receiving the accolades at the ‘In Bloom’ awards’ celebration evening was Nursery Manager, Gail Ollier, “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been presented with the awards which recognise the effort our children and staff have put into making the Moody Street garden a fabulous space for the whole community to enjoy”." SOURCE: (visit link)

An under-used and tired garden space in Moody Street Congleton has been transformed into a vibrant sensory space suitable for people of all ages to relax and enjoy, thanks to an initiative between Congleton Partnership, Ansa, Cheshire East Council and Congleton Town Council.
The unloved grey space was recognised as an area in need of improvement by Manchester Metropolitan University Students as long ago as 2010. Seven years later, thanks to funding made available through a local development the space has received a complete make-over.
A new surface, seating, edging, mosaics, sensory plants, bird boxes, fencing and a wooden butterfly sculpture have all been added in addition to a gate. Mike Smith from Congleton Partnership explained; “By working together in true partnership style we have completely changed the look and feel of the garden and it is great to see local people starting to use and enjoy the space. We have also worked with local groups such as Ruby’s Fund, Friendly Faces child minders and the Electric Picture House to enhance the area. A gate was added so that parents and nurseries didn’t need to worry about little ones running out onto the road when using the garden. It is very much a public space.”
He continued: “Many people and groups have played a part in creating this space and I would particularly like to thank the Marianne Hodgkinson from Ansa for her great attention to detail in designing the space.”
The Garden can be found towards the bottom of Moody Street , opposite the National Westminster Bank. The garden will be maintained by Congleton Town Council’s Streetscape team, with help from the In Bloom volunteers. It is hoped that more local people will take an interest in the garden and help keep it litter and weed free while enjoying the space." Source: (visit link)
Sensory Garden, Moody Street ,
Congleton,Cheshire, England, UK.

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