A small site on Water Street which leads to the Buxton Opera House, left derelict for eighteen years, has been transformed into a charming sensory garden thanks to the efforts of Buxton Civic Association (BCA) and its members. They hope the spot will become a haven for bees, birds, butterflies and general wildlife’.
More than £18,000 was raised through donations for the transformation. It is a south-facing, sheltered spot with lovely views of St John’s Church and the Crescent. Plants for touch and smell sensory stimulation have been planted and seating installed with accessibility in mind.
Funding was secured from South West Peak, The Bingham Trust, Buxton Civic Association and Buxton Hall Bank Trust with further donations from No.6 The Square Tea Rooms & Accommodation, Waitrose and Morrisons.
The garden was designed by Dia White and building work and landscaping was carried out by Dave Trotter Builder supported by BCA volunteers.