The senior citizens enjoyed refreshments accompanied by music from the Lowry’s String Quartet in the Oriel Gallery.
The pinnacle of the visit was a short walk over to the magical Queen’s Jubilee Clockwork Garden. The garden, designed by Diarmuid Gavin, comes to life every 15 minutes as the trees dance and the plant pots move.
Ald Ross said “It is important that we recognise the more vulnerable in our society and include everyone in our goal to help our residents and businesses recover after the pandemic.
“To see so many happy faces enjoying the gardens in the sunshine was wonderful and I am delighted the council were able to give them
this memorable day out.
“It was great to be part of such a special day out for our more senior residents. The chatter and laughter in the tea room was lovely to hear and it was great to see how much everyone enjoyed the Clockwork Garden.”