The sun was shining when Daddy and I arrived and some of the Home Owners were playing croquet on the lawn in front of the main house. Since I am a bulldog I am not inclined to run over and pick up balls like most other breeds so they are quite safe from me.
You may remember about a year ago that Inchmarlo and the Press & Journal organised a Garden Competition for school children to design a Sensory Garden. The judges chose Keig Primary School, Alford as the winning design and last Friday the pupils and teachers, and their helpers came back to see their finished design.
The childrens’ design was interpreted by The Susan MacFadzean Partnership who have designed the landscaping for most of the new developments at Inchmarlo.
Naturally, I had to go and inspect it. It was extremely attractive and some of the residents who walk along the path in front of the house to where the Sensory Garden now is have been keeping a close eye on the landscapers and gardeners who have planted more than 300 plants!
The pupils arrived and were led over to the Sensory Garden by Julie McKenzie, the General Manager.
Their teacher, Karen Davidson, told Daddy that her pupils kept asking if I was going to be there. Of course I was, I’m a Therapy Assistant at Inchmarlo and if anybody connected to Inchmarlo knows about smells, scents and sniffing, it’s me. Many of the children remembered me from last year and I cannot tell you how delighted and excited they were to see me again and vice versa.
Daddy had asked one of the oldest residents in the care home, Mrs Margaret Harper, who is now in her 105th year to do the final tree planting ceremony with Violet McKee, one of the pupils.
It all went very well. It was another beautiful day and after the official photographs were taken Julie McKenzie came out with huge meringues, juice and biscuits for the pupils. They had a very good time.