Summerhouse and Sensory Garden Facility Opens at the Linburn Centre

Posted: 02/06/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

A new summerhouse and sensory garden was opened on Thursday 22 May 2014 at the Linburn Centre.

Set amidst water features, aroma-therapeutic plants and landscaped gardens, the summerhouse provides members with a tranquil setting for relaxation and recreation during the summer months.

The Turnham family donated funds toward the summerhouse to commemorate Alan Turnham who served in the Royal Signals Regiment in Italy and Sicily during World War II.Scottish War Blinded Summerhouse and Sensory Garden

It was Mr Turnham’s love of his garden and enjoyment reading his children and grandchildren ‘Winnie the Pooh’ stories which served as the inspiration behind the project.

Alan Turnham’s daughter, Sally, opened the summerhouse joined by members and staff of Scottish War Blinded.

Miss Turnham said:

“The opening of the summerhouse was very nicely done. The staff I liaised with at Scottish War Blinded completely understood our wish to donate funds towards a specific project. My father loved his garden, spending many happy hours there during the summer months, so a summerhouse seemed a fitting tribute.

Dad loved living in Scotland and when asked about leaving money to a charity he immediately nominated Scottish War Blinded. He developed a visual impairment latterly and could appreciate living with limited vision.”