The Alan Shearer Centre garden is blooming lovely

29 April 2015

Sean Hudson in the Woodland Walk

Visitors to the Alan Shearer Centre this week have been full of praise for our lush lawn, wondrous window boxes and pretty planters.

The weather may have turned a little chilly but members and guests arriving to use the indoor facilities have been tempted to spend some time in our gardens which offer just over an acre of planted pleasure. From the raised sensory gardens to the wheelchair accessible woodland area, there so many reasons to linger in the fresh air at the Centre.

"We came to the hydropool today and on entering the gardens they were so beautiful," commented Pam and Derek Robertson who are regular visitors to the Centre their two-year-old daughter, Jessica, "All new planting in window boxes and hanging baskets, the lawn in a most amazing manicured state. It was beautiful."

Hard work has paid off for gardener, Sean Hudson, who has been potting, planting and pruning to keep the grounds in good shape as the new season bursts into life. Meanwhile, the Centre's giant indoor ball pool has also been having its own spring clean with some new padded wall art installed and bags of extra balls.

There is a great opportunity to check out the grounds, gardens and ball pool this Bank Holiday Monday, 4 May, when we are hosting a Pirates and Princesses Party with a treasure hunt from noon. Call the Alan Shearer Activity Centre on 0191 267 8118 for more details and to book your space.