Work underway to transform Barnard Castle's sensory garden into a meadow and orchard
By Nicky Carter - Reporter
WORK is underway to turn a rundown sensory garden in the grounds of a castle into a wildflower meadow and orchard.
Volunteers and staff from English Heritage braved the cold wind last week, planting 7,000 daffodil and snowdrop bulbs, laying turf and planting a mixture of apple and pear trees to create a new-look space inside the grounds of Barnard Castle.
Concrete structures, which formed part of an original sensory gardens, have now been removed. English Heritage says it wants to create a more inviting, environmentally friendly garden.
A picnic area and new path will also be installed. James Taylor, English Heritage gardens manager for North Yorkshire, alongside volunteers from Trees for Teesdale, have been planting a mixture of apple and pear trees.