Glendale helps Bideford school children create their perfect garden

Glendale's South West based landscaping team have helped transform a plot of unused land at a junior school in Bideford into a garden.

The Glendale team at West Croft. Image: Supplied
The Glendale team at West Croft. Image: Supplied
The national green service provider got involved through Mi-space who were working in partnership with their client, Sanctuary Housing, to give an overgrown area at West Croft Junior School a new lease of life.

The garden was designed by Mike Dennys, senior estimator from Glendale. He took inspiration from the school children who created drawings of how they wanted the garden to look as part of a competition. Mike judged the competition in partnership with a representative of Sanctuary, selecting three winning entries which contributed to his final design.

Company volunteers cleared the overgrown site making way for 17 timber planters constructed by Mi-space, which were filled with flowers, fruit and vegetables donated by Glendale and Glendale Horticulture.

The garden also features a sensory area, bird boxes, a shed, a greenhouse and outdoor education areas.

Glendale's staff helped the pupils plant the planters using compost and mulch donated by Woodland Horticulture kick-starting the school's gardening club.

Dennys commented: "I really enjoyed getting involved in this project and when I found out that it was a gardening club for a local primary school I fell in love with the idea.

"At Glendale we are always eager to support our local communities and this year, more than ever, we want to invest our time and energy into giving back as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations. This project was the perfect opportunity to do this."

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