New community garden for Whaplode school

Phillippa Lawler and Billy-Jo Brummett officially open the new community garden at Whaplode Primary School with community governor Cyril Hearn, Reinhard Biehler of Baytree Nurseries, Chris Rous of Millgate Landscapes, Roger Taylor and Johnny Walker of Taylor's Bulbs, Holbeach.
Phillippa Lawler and Billy-Jo Brummett officially open the new community garden at Whaplode Primary School with community governor Cyril Hearn, Reinhard Biehler of Baytree Nurseries, Chris Rous of Millgate Landscapes, Roger Taylor and Johnny Walker of Taylor's Bulbs, Holbeach.

Youngsters from Whaplode Primary School have been busy improving their gardening skills after the opening of an exciting new facility on school grounds.

A new community garden has been created with help from South Holland businesses, parish and district councillors.

Hundreds of plants and bulbs were donated by Taylor’s Bulbs of Holbeach, Baytree Nurseries and C. Gregory Roses, both of Weston, as well as other garden furniture from Rose Cottage, Pinchbeck, and Boston firm Calders and Grandidge.

Land for the community garden has been leased to the school by Whaplode Parish Council and grants for the project were provided by The Woodland Trust and Whaplode district councillors, Malcolm Chandler and Bob Creese.

A joint statement from community governor Cyril Hearn and headteacher Alison Flack said: “The community garden has been created for the benefit of not just the school, but equally as a feature for the whole village of Whaplode.”