Mayor opens the city’s Magic Garden

The Magic Garden has been officially opened
The Magic Garden has been officially opened

The Magic Garden has been officially opened by the Mayor of Milton Keynes - and everyone is invited to enjoy its charms in Two Mile Ash.

intu Milton Keynes and Milton Keynes Council’s Road Safety Team partnered up to create the Magic Garden. Children from Two Mile Ash Primary School attended the opening and spent time exploring the magical wonders and discovering the enchanted fairy doors and more.

The Magic Garden has been officially opened

The Magic Garden has been officially opened

All of the children spent time writing their wishes and colouring in their own fairy or wizard to decorate the Magic Garden.

Shelley Peppard, general manager at intu Milton Keynes, said: “The launch of the Magic Garden was wonderful, the children that came along all really enjoyed themselves.

“They were all very excited to explore the area and find all of the fairy doors so that they could knock and make their wish.

“We’re really proud of the garden and hope that families will enjoy it for years to come.”

The garden is filled with uniquely carved fairy doors, a charming giant chair, a fairy house bench, a large wooden book and a mystical wizard holding the story of the Magic Garden; all designed and crafted by local word carver and artist, Ian Freemantle.

The aim of the Magic Garden is to create an environment that is attractive to children so that they choose to walk, scoot or cycle to school.

It is part of intu Milton Keynes’ corporate responsibility project and is phase one in contributing to the improvement of redways throughout the city.

For Milton Keynes Council, the Magic Garden is a pilot scheme which focuses on the journey to school or work with the Park Smart campaign.