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Kingston Children and Babies Memorial Garden.

This page will be updated below as the garden progresses. For more photos, please visit our facebook album.

Day 47

The planting is all in place and it looks simply glorious in the summer sunshine.

Day 46

The planting is almost complete with the finishing touches taking place tomorrow. The build is nearly there too with just a few ‘special features’ due to arrive shortly. Andy said today, “I’m so pleased with the planting, how it blends with the landscape but still creates three very different and distinct areas.”

Day 44

A rather wet and soggy day but the planting in the butterfly glade is complete and already attracting butterflies! The pathway is now beautifully lined with lavender and you can see the three silver birch trees in the distance.

Day 40

The prairie planting is complete which looks simply stunning. It was the border Andy was most looking forward to and the end result illustrates why. The three birch trees are in place too next to the pathway.

Day 38

A ‘mini nursery’ of plants arrived today as did the rain which will help with the planting for Andy over the next week or so.
The collection of leaf shaped stepping stones are now in place linking the two areas along with the smooth white boulders in the raised bedding areas.

Day 36

Day 36: Andy has been busy with more kerb edging and pointing in the glorious summer sunshine and the circular bench arrived that now sits around the cedar tree.

Day 32

Another hot and sunny day! Andy has been busy with the paving in both areas of the garden. The butterfly glade area slopes upwards gently adding height. The plants arrive next week with the paving and cobble path edges expected to be completed in the next few days

Day 30

As temperatures soared this morning the path edging was completed and the top soil added ready to begin the planting. The soil has been built up in the rockery area and the paving has been started in the butterfly glade

Day 17

A glorious day of blue skies and sunshine as the crushed granite paths are completed and the long task of edging them with the solid, grey kerb stones begins!

Day 12

A day of sunshine and showers with a whopping 20 tonnes of hardcore now in place with the crushed granite paths being laid. The path edging has arrived and will be put in place next week. The old tree root is now dug out, mostly by hand and all is running to schedule.

Day 9

Today saw the delivery of the granite for the paths along with lots more ground preparation. A large tree root will also need to be dug out in the butterfly glade area too.

Day 3

A dry but overcast day has enabled more marking out and flattening of the ground. The main area of the garden and the smaller butterfly glade have been marked out, turf removed and the ground flattened ready for landscaping which we hope will begin on Friday.

Day 1

The first day of summer and it rains!! Not just a bit but quite a lot. It didn’t stop Andy making a start though. Today saw the marking out of the butterfly glade area and the removal of turf ready for landscaping and planting. This area will be planted up with butterfly friendly plants and will have small memorial plaques on two butterfly topped columns that you can see in the distance.