Homebuilder helps tots create perfect garden
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.”