A nursery in St Albans has officially opened its newly improved garden play area and baby rooms.

Mayor Eileen Harris unveiled the improved facilities at Brock House Nursery in Lemsford Road and was there to plant the nursery’s fourth mulberry tree.

The trees have been planted to encourage the youngsters to watch and help towards their healthy growth.

Staff and children gathered round to admire the sensory garden, which was developed in conjunction with Sainsbury’s Active Kids and the Woodland Trust, including the initial planting of the trees and hedges.

Keith Hudson, owner of the nursery said: "We are very pleased with our wonderful play area and the children can now benefit from being outdoors.

"The opening was a nice finish to all the work that has been going on during the course of the weeks."

The unveiling, which also marked the nursery’s 20th birthday revealed its main baby playroom, which has had its windows replaced, door positions changed and flooring renewed.