Garden revamp in memory of Charlotte Jessop

Our garden, now over 10 years old is getting a major make-over. Following the sad passing of young rider Charlie many people gave donations in her memory and we decided after consultation with her parents to make a sensory garden area for all to enjoy.

The Chelmsford Lions Club have offered to help with the revamp and fortunately for us Andrea Cooper, their President, is a garden designer and is currently finalizing the plan. The garden will include more wheelchair friendly surfaces, new rails for the ramp, seating, a child friendly water feature, sound making wooden features and toys and raised beds/planters containing fragrant and tactile plants and herbs. The trees and hedge have grown a lot since the garden was first planted and it is now in shade most of the day. We want to cut back the hedge and lower some of the trees which will allow us to grow more sun loving plants and make it more pleasant for everyone to sit in. We’ve already had a couple of sessions (thanks to a group from Good Gym), taking out the rockery, breaking up cracked concrete and removing plants for safekeeping.

We desperately need more physical help and donations of goods to complete this project before next summer, so if you can help or know someone or a company who can assist with the following please get in touch:

  • Removal or cutting back of several trees and hedges
  • Breaking up and removal of concrete
  • Laying of paving stones
  • Supply and laying resin area
  • Supply of sleepers or water troughs for raised beds.

Working party 29th January 2023

We are looking for volunteers to come and help with a garden clearing session on Sunday 29th January from 10am – 2pm. If you think you can help please email Lucy (