The Wessex teams arranged a makeover for the communal garden of the Nadder Close community as part of its wider Social Value Charter.
Nadder Close is located in the centre of Tisbury and comprises 34 apartments and eight bungalows for social rent and has a large garden and patio areas for all the residents to enjoy. Built in 1992, Nadder Close celebrates its 30-year anniversary this summer. To celebrate, the Wessex teams turned their hands to gardening to refresh the communal areas.
Many of the residents’ apartments face onto the gardens, with the focal point a 30 year old wisteria which provides a spring display of colour and scent, as well as shade in the warmer months. Having notified them about the Nadder Close project, Edmundson Electricals very kindly supplied all the materials needed for the garden refresh. Over the course of three days, the Wessex team jet washed the patios, mowed the gardens, weeded and planted new flowerbeds and pruned back the wisteria.
The team also undertook structural work to stabilise the pergola supporting the wisteria, replaced and painted hand rails and rebuilt damaged raised flowerbeds. Lastly, the teams created a new gravelled terrace with seating in a sunny spot overlooking the new flowerbeds. Jamie Robinson, Operations Manager, Wessex
Electricals said “The team have got to know the residents over the years, and wanted to help to refresh the garden for them.”
Nadder Close resident Maureen came to oversee proceedings, including the pruning of the wisteria, and offered wise advice, as well as cake for the team. She said “It’s nice to have them here helping out, the gardens look amazing, and I am looking forward to sitting on the new bench in the summer.
We are all really grateful.”