Bakker’s bulbs help schools celebrate anniversary

Bakker Spalding give bulbs to pupils at St John the Baptist CE Primary Schoolin Spalding.
Bakker Spalding give bulbs to pupils at St John the Baptist CE Primary Schoolin Spalding.

Children from St John the Baptist Primary School in Spalding joined Bakker Spalding Garden Company in celebrating its 70th anniversary by planting a variety of bulbs and seeds.

The event was part of Bakker Spalding’s campaign to supply local schools with bulbs, plants and seeds, which they hope will get children interested in gardening and the responsibility of caring for plants from a young age.

So far, 50 schools have taken part in the scheme.

Katy Llewellyn, outdoor development leader at St John the Baptist Primary School, said: “Our eco-club is really popular – the children love getting involved with planting and watering their plants. We’re looking forward to seeing the bulbs from Bakker Spalding grow over the coming weeks.”

Adrian Nind, managing director of Bakker Spalding, said: “We believe that gardening is a key skill for children to learn and enjoy whether at school or at home. We’re so pleased by how enthusiastic they all are.”

Schools are invited to join the campaign by contacting Rachel Morgan on 01775 715438.

Photo: (TIM WILSON): SG120315-113TW