Burleys helps create therapeutic garden in Sussex
Royal Warrant holder Burleys has been helping create a therapeutic garden in the grounds of a Grade II listed 18thcentury house in Sussex.
Burleys has been mowing the lawns at the secluded venue, which was once the home of American art collector Edward Perry Warren, for a number of years on behalf of Lewes District Council.
And it has now delivered bedding plants and spring bulbs for a new garden experience created by the council, with Heritage Lottery funding, aimed at helping people who would benefit from outdoor exercise and being in contact with nature.
The premise for the new facility is that garden-based activities can prove an excellent therapy for people recovering from physical or mental health challenges, those dealing with longer term conditions or as an antidote to spending too much time alone.
The sessions, tailored to all abilities, will be led by experienced gardeners with therapeutic gardening expertise.
The garden will soon be awash with winter colour from the polyanthus and pansies delivered by Burleys and planted by those benefiting from the gardening therapy, while the spring will see it ablaze with hyacinths and tulips.