THE front of an environmental centre in Worcester's Gheluvelt Park has been transformed by the addition of some living greenery.

Plants are being put in the sensory garden outside the Pump House Environment Centre, run by the Worcestershire Duckworth Trust.

A ramp for disabled access was completed around two weeks ago.

The redevelopment has been able to go ahead after The Friends of Gheluvelt Park, a voluntary organisation set up to improve the park for the community, was awarded a grant of just over £8,000 from the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers.

Allen Barnatt, chairman of the group's working committee, said people who are blind or visually impaired would be able to get a sense of the garden through touch and smell.

"The plants were specifically chosen by pupils from Pershore Agricultural College, in Pershore," said Mr Barnatt.

"The ramp will, for the first time, allow wheelchair access to the centre.

"The garden should look great by the time summer comes around."

The development is part of the overall redesign of the environment centre, a former Victorian pump house, which opened last August with the aim of promoting recycling and conservation.