Encouraging children to get involved with horticulture from a young age


(From Left) Teacher Tom Fairbank with Terry Head and pupils involved in the Jasper Gardening project


Year one pupils at the Ringwood C of E Infant School are busy working in the grounds to create a beautiful space for the school cat Jasper. Once the projected is completed the 90 pupils involved will write a special guide about their horticultural efforts. Terry Head, Marketing and Retail Director at Stewarts Garden centres heard about the green fingered work of the children and arranged to deliver a donation of plants, shrubs, garden tools and also compost to help enrich the soil.

Year one teacher Tom Fairbank thanked Stewarts Garden Centres for the generous delivery: “This will give Jasper’s garden a boost and will help us complete the project within the next few weeks.”

Terry Head pledged to provide more equipment and items should they be required saying: “It’s great to be able to encourage the children to get involved with horticulture from an early age. We hope that they may have the chance to view our undercover nurseries where we still grow many of the plants we stock and sell.”

Stewarts as a business can trace its Horticultural origin back to 1742. Since opening the country’s first Garden Centre at Christchurch in October 1955, the business has expanded to own 3 centres in southern England.

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