Walled Gardens of Cannington donate plants to local school
Staff at Bridgwater College’s Walled Gardens of Cannington have recently donated plants to Westover Green Primary School, Bridgwater, to support their entry to Britain in Bloom.
The School’s Gardening Club offers pupils the opportunity to experience gardening first-hand, and to gain a greater understanding of the importance of healthy living. School staff and pupils visited the Walled Gardens in person to choose their plants, deciding on lavender, dahlias, red hot pokers, buddleia, grasses, potentilla, penstemon and scabiosa.
The School’s Britain in Bloom entry was also supported with community donations and help from parents, church members and volunteers, and was judged earlier in the month, although the results are not yet known.
Sandra Mullins from Westover Green said, “Angelina, Dylan and Chelsea came with me to collect the plants and when we got to the School the children said that they were very proud and that they were overjoyed to see them in the garden of tranquillity. Thank you for the plants.”
Richard Mullan, who works at the Walled Gardens said, “The Walled Gardens of Cannington and the Horticultural Teaching Team at Bridgwater College’s Cannington Centre wanted the children to experience the joys and benefits that can come from gardening and were pleased to lend their support by donating plants to the value of £50. We wish them luck with their entry.”