Park Primary School in Aldershot, winners of last year’s Rushmoor In Bloom competition, came to Squire’s Garden Centre in Badshot Lea to spend their well-earned prize money. They won “Best School Grounds” in 2016.
22 children from Year 4 came to Squire’s, and they split into four groups, each with a £40 budget. Armed with their shopping list, they went off to buy vegetables, flowers, canes, slug barriers and feed for their school garden. Squire’s staff were on hand to help answer all their questions and give them handy hints and tips to make the most of their purchases.
Each child then got to plant a sunflower in a pot, ably assisted by Mark Jenkin and Maggie Philpott from Squire’s plant team. The children took their sunflowers back to their school, where there will be a competition to see whose sunflower grows the tallest.
Richard Wells, Manager at Squire’s Badshot Lea commented, “We really enjoyed helping the children plant their sunflowers, and finding the best plants for their school garden. Thank you to the class teacher Miss Leather for organizing the visit, and to all the children for their tremendous enthusiasm. I’m sure that their school garden and sunflowers will look absolutely stunning.”