David Bowie: Let's DanceiTunes

Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Local MP Opens New Garden in Beaminster

Oliver Letwin MP

9:33am 9th June 2012

Beaminster will see the grand opening of Abbeyfield House's new garden and extension today (9th June 2012) at 10.30am by West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin.

The garden project was made possible by two local ladies, ex-resident Norah Gallagher and charity supporter Joan Beatrice Florence Sewell, who left Abbeyfield gifts in their wills.

The new extension includes a ramp from the conservatory to the newly landscaped garden with a bench, a sensory garden planted with herbs and safer wider paths for the residents of the house.

Both of the ladies who donated were particular fans of roses, so a new rose garden has been created, with a rose seated arbour donated by Bobby Fowkes construction.

Duty Manger at Abbeyfield, Justine told Wessex FM "The residents have chosen a special rose called Joan to be planted in the new garden - in memory of the lady whose kind gift has made all this work possible."

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox


Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit

dorset business directory

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

Win M&S Vouchers

Thanks to the new Ignis from Lanehouse Suzuki

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book The Wessex FM Disco

For your wedding, party or celebration!

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Meeting Room Hire

Come to Wessex FM for your meeting or conference