Working alongside Tees Valley Wildlife Trust's 'Wild Green Places' project, the library garden in Roseworth in Stockton, has received a makeover, thanks to a grant awarded by Tesco's 'Bags of Life' scheme.
The garden is accessed via the children's area and is a lovely enclosed and safe spaces, with benches for sitting and mosaics depicting the wildlife of the neighbourhood. Barefoot was asked to add planters for colour and to encourage wildlife to visit. Plants were chosen carefully that were known to be bee and butterfly friendly, that would provide year-round interest, and would make use of the vertical walls. The planters were filled with peat-free compost mixed with water retention crystals and topped with bark chips, as maintenance was going to be a challenge longer term, especially during a very hot summer!
The library garden opened its doors officially on 3rd August 2018. Read more about the grand opening here or browse the photos of the opening below (credit Stockton Borough Council).