A group of enthusiastic gardeners from Ensors Chartered Accountants recently took part in a garden “makeover” project on behalf of Ormiston Children and Families Trust – transforming a neglected patio area into an attractive, restful sanctuary for visitors. They were helped in their endeavours by John Woods Nurseries who supplied some of the plants and Sackers who assisted by providing a skip.
The team of 10 worked hard all day digging up grassy areas and patio slabs to make flower beds, renovating a picnic table and chairs, building a new bench, providing a lick of paint to fences, fixing trellis and finally planting up borders, beds and pots. The end result being an area for all to use that is easy to maintain and will attract wildlife. And the weather did its bit to help – providing wall to wall sunshine all day and leaving the showers until the weekend.
David Scrivener, partner at Ensors, said ‘As a local firm we are always keen to support local projects and Ormiston provided the perfect opportunity for us to put something back into the community.’ He continued, ‘We received a lot of interest from staff to help out on the project and it was amazing to see what we achieved in such a short space of time. Everyone worked really hard but certainly enjoyed the end result and the celebratory ice cream!’.
Jools Ramsey, Ormiston’s Area Manager for Suffolk and Bedfordshire said, ‘I am extremely grateful for the team of Ensors staff who gave their time, enthusiasm and considerable effort to make such a difference to an area of the grounds which are normally left unused. This has been transformed to a beautiful butterfly garden, and staff are delighted with the new look. I am sure that children and families will feel able to enjoy this area for some time to come.’