When it comes to inspiring the next generation about the endless benefits of growing and looking after their patch of the planet, school gardening projects are a great place to start. We love nothing more than hearing about all the inspiring initiatives happening at our local schools, and in recent weeks Alexa at Brimsmore has been coordinating many donations.

Our school packs contain lots of vegetable and flower seeds, including wildflowers to aid companion planting, peat free compost, plant feed and bamboo canes, as well as a copy of The Gardener’s Post. We wish the young gardeners all the best for their growing initiatives at Huish Primary School, Buckler’s Mead Academy and Reckleford Community School.

Sarah Batson (pictured above with Alexa) who used to work at Brimsmore and now runs the gardening club at Reckleford Community School, visited last week to collect a viburnum tinus and a corpus spaghetti, to use in a particularly difficult bed.