Lions’ garden donation

Scarborough Lions Club plant a weeping ornamental cherry tree at Scarborough Hospital in the garden for the benefit of Maple ward. From left, Pat and Alan Deacon, Lions district governor, Cheryl and Lindsay Gardner, Lions vice president, and Gareth Jones, Lions Club president. submitted pic
Scarborough Lions Club plant a weeping ornamental cherry tree at Scarborough Hospital in the garden for the benefit of Maple ward. From left, Pat and Alan Deacon, Lions district governor, Cheryl and Lindsay Gardner, Lions vice president, and Gareth Jones, Lions Club president. submitted pic

MEMBERS of Scarborough Lions have planted an ornamental cherry tree at Scarborough Hospital.

The tree is located in the sensory garden at Maple ward, which was founded to benefit patients, family and staff.

The addition marked the second stage of the garden, which includes further planting and the introduction of some sculptures from local artists.

A spokesman from Scarborough Lions said: “We also planted some grasses for movement and all year round interest, some ground covering rosemary and thyme for smell and some heather for the bees.

“This planting was done to help fulfil our international president’s call for Lions clubs all over the world to plant 1,000,000 trees.”

Lions clubs are also hoping to have every club involved in a sensory garden by 2017.

The spokesman added: “This event was also timed to coincide with Lions Awareness Week in which we wish to make more people aware of some of the things that we do for our community, nationwide and internationally.”