To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow
BUSHkids’ Mount Isa officially opened their Sensory Garden on Wednesday! The Sensory Garden Project started in 2018 when the Mount Isa team discussed ongoing concerns from their families about the busy highway that runs at the front of the Centre building. The official Garden Opening, was organised as an opportunity to bring everyone together who had contributed and invested in making the project happen, and to show our appreciation.
A plaque was made with the inscription “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” along with all of our wonderful supporters names proudly engraved:
- Mount Isa City Council – for providing the opportunity to apply for the Community Grant
- Caitlynd Gardner – our Rodeo Queen Quest entrant – every cent raised has gone into the garden
- Duchess 51 Lodge – a hard working organisation who have generously supported us for many years
- Bunnings Mount Isa – for donating health vibrant and child friendly plants, and garden items
- Allen & Sons Builders – supported our vision and added ideas to make it even better
- Haymans Electrical – supporting us with fundraising at their local charity golf day
- Border Ride – annual event donation where the Mount Isa team man a water and rest station
- Volunteers – we couldn’t achieve anything without the continued enthusiasm and support
We received wonderful feedback for our Sensory Garden and it simply reminds us that it’s not just gardens that start from planting a seed, we hope that our story is just the beginning for many others.
To read the full Mount Isa Sensory Garden Story, please click here.
Images taken on the day
Listen to BUSHkids’ own Sharon Tindale discuss the garden in an interview with the ABC.
You can also take a quick video tour of the new sensory garden and outdoor therapy area in the video below.