Butterfly garden opened at Normanby by Spital

Imogen Clinch had the honour of releasing the butterflies into the newly opened garden EMN-150624-180111001
Imogen Clinch had the honour of releasing the butterflies into the newly opened garden EMN-150624-180111001
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An unused and unloved area of ground has been turned into a wildlife haven at Normanby by Spital School.

And the revamping of the former pond area has been a real community effort.

From the initial designs by the older pupils, the project developed into a beautiful butterfly garden.

Jane Hiles, chairman of Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, went along to officially open the area, with pupil Imogen Clinch given the honour of releasing the butterflies.

“It is better than we ever could have imagined,” said headteacher Kelly Crompton. “Thank you to all those who helped make this wonderful area for us.”

As well as an area to encourage butterflies, the garden has been designed so it can be used as an outdoor classroom for story sessions.

But the garden would not have come to fruition without the help of the Friends of Normanby School, members of the Community Art group, a grant of £500 from WLDC Community Chest and local businesses – Fox Aggregates, Jackson Buildbase (Market Rasen), Tower Concrete& Nurseries, Robert W Vernall Ltd and The Countryside & Garden Co Ltd, some of whom attended the event.