At our North Lincolnshire centre we are currently at the exciting stage of developing a sensory garden in memory of Founder Trustee Peggy Dornom. When Jerry Green first opened his inaugural animal sanctuary at our Broughton site in 1961, the space was designed to be an area of rest and remembrance for dogs who had passed away. The garden will be a place open to the community, where people can visit to remember their lost pets, to meet their new ones through our pioneering Meet&Match® process, or to simply enjoy time in a beautiful sensory environment.

We are always looking to improve our facilities across our centres, and have long wanted to develop a Sensory Garden at our North Lincolnshire site, to enrich the lives of both the local community and our own Jerry Green dogs. The project is now finally ready to go ahead, thanks to a grant gratefully received from Tesco – Bags of Help, and the extremely generous offer of several local businesses who are donating their time, expertise and resources to help bring the garden to life.

Leading this project is local dog lover and businessman Adam Booty, who is using his years of landscaping experience, to help this dream become a reality. Adam, of A.P.B Gardens is creating a natural haven for local wildlife whilst maintaining an accessible garden for everyone to enjoy. 

A huge thank you to the following businesses:

A.P.B Garden and Property Maintenance Services – Landscape Gardening and Property Maintenance company based in Scunthorpe. Adam, owner of A.P.B, has been instrumental in getting the project off the ground, advising on design, sourcing contractors and will be acting as project manager during the work, seeing the garden through to completion.

Adam can be contacted on [email protected] or 07805 123713 

Travis Perkins – Builder’s Merchants, a one stop shop for everything from compost to light switches! Mark, general manager & Steve, plant manager at Travis Perkins, have kindly agreed to provide plant hire for the development of the garden, saving enormous cost on the project.

The Scunthorpe branch of Travis Perkins can be contacted on [email protected] or 01724 282829 

Goldie Tree Services – Andy, owner of Goldie Tree Services, will be sprucing up all of our existing trees in the area, to give structured shade over select areas of the garden, as well as removing some stumps of trees long gone.

Andy can be contacted on [email protected] or 07442 013701

Jonny Martinson of J.Martinson Grab Lorry Hire – As Adam and his team clear grass and dirt to form the path through the sensory garden, Jonny will remove any soil that isn’t reusable, making way for the new garden to take shape. 

Jonny can be contacted on 07811 146383

Breedon Group - Breedon's are kindly providing the gravel and hardcore for the path through the garden. 

They can be contacted via their website www.breedongroup.com/contact-us

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies - Howarth Timber are providing the timber for the path edges and sleepers for the raised beds in Adam's garden design.

Howarth Timber can be contacted on 0330 041 5811 or [email protected] We would like to give a special thank you to Lee Busby who has helped source some are the vital materials needed for the garden.

Welton Aggregates - Welton Aggregates have kindly donated the large memorial stones for the rockery in the sensory garden.

Welton Aggregates can be contacted on 01754 890523 or you can find them on Facebook 

Work will be starting on the garden in earnest on Monday 11th February, so watch this space for updates and the big reveal! We can’t wait to see what the guys put together!