Dogs Trust need you! Can you help them create a sensory garden? - The Evesham Observer

Dogs Trust need you! Can you help them create a sensory garden?

Aaron Wise 3rd Sep, 2017 Updated: 3rd Sep, 2017   0

DOG LOVERS across the Vale are being sought to help create a brand-new sensory garden at a leading animal welfare charity.

Dogs Trust Evesham is calling on green-fingered volunteers to join its 20-strong team to create a large sensory garden, which will be packed with different plants, scents and textures to keep dogs at the Wickhamford Rehoming Centre stimulated when they are out and about on walks.

The charity is also appealing for items including plant pots, old tyres – which can be used as raised beds, different textured materials such as wood chippings, astro turf and gravel, as well as any unwanted mirrors, which can be hung up.

Natalie Gould, volunteer co-ordinator at Dogs Trust Evesham, said: “Dogs love to sniff, dig and play so we wanted to create an enriching space where they can explore and forage whilst they wait for new homes.

“But we really need help from dog-loving locals who are prepared to get their paws mucky and help our homeless hounds.

“The sensory garden will be full of different smells and textures and it’s all about enriching the lives of our dogs and stimulating all of their senses, which is why we’re going to be planting dog-friendly plants that have beneficial properties, from calming chamomile to soothing peppermint.

“Just about anything can be used in a sensory garden. The more varied the environment, the more interesting it is for the dogs, so if anyone has any old materials lying around, please drop them off at the centre where we can put them to good use.”

Call Natalie on 01386 835 853 or e-mail her at [email protected] for more information.


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