11:36am Sunday 31st August 2014
By Alex Townley
CHILDREN from Scooters Playgroup in Droitwich are returning from the summer holidays to a brand new garden, after volunteers spent the last 12 months working on a plot of waste ground at its base at Hanbury CofE First School.
The new garden area was created as part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s campaign for school gardening, which encourages children to learn all about gardening and plants, and the children at the nursery were involved all the way through the project, helping to design the space and create it.
A spokesman from the nursery, said: “We are so proud at all the hard work and enthusiasm the children have put into the garden, this garden has been theirs from the very start and this scheme is wonderful as it allows them to be part of it and enjoy gardening and being outside.”
The garden is split into three sections, with a large grassed area surrounded by shrubs and plants for the children to play in, which will feature a butterfly shaped in daffodils throughout the springtime, as well as a raised sensory garden featuring plants the children can feel, and a magical fairyland with a story telling chair.
The garden has been supported by staff and governors at Hanbury School as well as Hanbury Parochial charity which donated £500 toward the groundwork and the purchase of plants. Webbs garden centre in Wychbold and Blooms in Worcester also donated plants and garden tools for the children to use along with seeds and bulbs for the children to plant.
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