Home­builder helps tots cre­ate per­fect gar­den

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

NURS­ERY school chil­dren have been sow­ing the seeds for a love of na­ture thanks to a part­ner­ship be­tween a housebuilder and a lo­cal char­ity.

Seven green fin­gered young­sters from Bright Hori­zons Nurs­ery vis­ited Redrow Homes’ Mul­berry Park devel­op­ment gar­den with ex­perts from TCL Group land­scap­ers.

The three and four-yearolds planted a se­lec­tion of herbs, veg­eta­bles and flow­ers into two large planters and will also have the op­por­tu­nity to con­tinue to put their new skills into prac­tice at the nurs­ery af­ter TCL do­nated ad­di­tional planters.

The visit was as a re­sult of a linkup with arts-based ed­u­ca­tional char­ity NADFAS which pro­motes arts to young peo­ple, from sculp­ture and paint­ing to ar­chi­tec­ture and land­scap­ing.

Young arts vol­un­teer Carolyn Grif­fiths, from the Mac­cles­field Dec­o­ra­tive and Fine Arts So­ci­ety (DFAS) a so­ci­ety af­fil­i­ated to NADFAS, ap­proached Redrow and TCL to host an ac­tiv­ity day for the chil­dren on site.

She said: “I live lo­cally to the devel­op­ment and called in one day to see if Redrow could help with one of our projects.

“I’d like to thank the com­pany and TCL for putting so much ef­fort in with the chil­dren and mak­ing it a re­ally spe­cial day.”

Nurs­ery man­ager Lor­raine Roberts said: “It was so lovely to bring the chil­dren across as they have been watch­ing the houses be­ing built over the last year.

“It was nice to get in­volved and get messy plant­ing some herbs and they were all very ex­cited to have them de­liv­ered to nurs­ery.”

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