Elavon (a financial services company based in Arklow) flexed their muscles and their community spirit yet again this year for volunteer week.
They built a fabulous wooden pagoda at the entrance to their previously designed sensory garden. This area of BRI grounds was desolate when they began taking it in hand in 2011 and is now thriving with bees and activity. The new Pagoda adds a shady spot to take in the birdsong, hum and beauty of the garden and it frames the entrance to the garden beautifully.
The local Men’s Shed group are now cultivating allotments in the neighbouring orchard site. Their veg and edibles will benefit from the sensory gardens pollinating bees.
The continuing energy and hard labour given every year by Elavon has literally blossomed and grown!
A huge Thank you to the Elavon Team for their energy and commitment.