Local children given plants to design garden for show

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company is supplying plants to a group of local school children exhibiting at the RHS Malvern Spring Show.

For a second year, children from Tudor Grange Academy in Worcester have been asked to design a garden for the show on 12-15 May.

As part of the collaboration, the pupils were given a guided tour of the nursery by propagation manager Karl O'Neill. They were shown how plants are commercially grown and then prepared to go out to garden centres.

The children then gave the marketing team a presentation on their design, which will feature the bright red and yellow Gazania 'Apache', which was added to Bransford's range this year.

O'Neill said: "It is important to engage with the local community, especially school children, to encourage an interest in the horticultural industry. You never know where the next Bruce McDonald or Margaret Scott may come from."

The garden is themed around an explosion in a science lab, with green and white plants representing the "sterile area" and brightly-coloured plants showing the explosion.


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