A ceremony will be held at Morden Hall Park to celebrating the work of children who transformed the Phipps Bridge entrance.

Last July a group of ten Year 5 children from St Benedicts Primary School and the Phipps Bridge Youth Centre designed and planted one of the main entrances in the park.

The aim was to make it a more pleasurable and attractive journey in for visitors and regular park-users as they planted an ‘oasis’ around the entrance.

The children used a given list of native plants and shrubs, such as honeysuckles and roses, and were encouraged to come up with a design for the chosen area considering the plants various colours and sizes.

The opportunity, funded by the National Trust and Clarion Housing Group, helped the children experience the benefit of gardening.

Assistant gardener at Morden Hall Park, Emily Lamey said: “This experience could inspire them to be the next generation of gardeners.”

The ceremony will be held on March 20 and a new plaque will be unveiled.