St. Wilfrids Catholic Primary School, Hartford

In late 2004 we were asked if we would help to design and build a butterfly garden at St. Wilfrid's School, Green Bank Lane, Hartford. The garden is intended to raise awareness amongst staff, parents and pupils in Debra which is the national charity working on behalf of people with the genetic skin blistering condition, epidermylosis bulosa (EB). Children born with EB are known as "butterfly children" because their skin is so delicate.

On April 14 2005, several of our members went to the school, cleared the site and dug it out in the shape of a butterfly. Approximately a month later we returned to the school and with the help of pupils, planted the garden with a mixture of butterfly-attracting shrubs, perennial, herbs and annuals, all of which had been given by our own members. A further visit was made after the Tatton Park Flower Show and some additional planting was carried out with plants left from the Show garden.