AN AYR Youth Centre is to plant a sensory garden for young adults with disabilities after a kind donation.

Domain Youth Centre, in the Whitletts area has already started work on their project which will benefit members of their Saturday group which supports young people with autism.

Volunteers of the group were presented with a cheque of £1,500 by Cruden building company to help with the development of the centre.

Work has already commenced on the garden which is expected to be completed by the Autumn, with more work set for the Spring to get it ready for next Summer.

Community Development officer at the Domain Centre, Brian Cooper told the Advertiser how the group plans to create a “unique” experience with the sensory garden.

He said: “We are at the early stages; some structures have been put in place with some raised beds.

“The project should be completed by the Autumn and then we can do more work in the Spring next year to get it ready for next summer.

“The idea is it will have pathways through the area, different surfaces, plants will be different colours, different scents.

“We want to create different sights smells and sounds in a unique backdrop.

“Our Saturday group has been running for over 10 years, it’s just went from strength to strength.

“There are 20 members on the register.”

As well as the Saturday group, other members of the Youth Centre are going to benefit from the garden, with some already being involved with growing some vegetables, as well as learning about healthy food.

Mr Cooper added: “We also get other groups involved with the youth group. Some of the people will volunteer to work alongside them.

“Some of them do this for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

“The plan will also be to get kids involved by showing them how to grow vegetables.

“We want to expand on this as we have been working with children already, getting them to make burgers from scratch, or make pizzas by putting on vegetables from the garden and the foods that they like.”