Wicor Primary School in Portchester is taking part in Garsons’ Growing with Schools scheme. The school has an amazing outdoor space that includes fruit, vegetable and herb growing, woodlands, wildflowers, a courtyard garden and wildlife habitats.
Plants from Garsons helped them set up a ‘Wicor Tropics’ border. Bamboo had previously taken over the area, which pupils recycled into a bamboo fence, providing a lovely backdrop to the border. The area will develop into three climate zones, featuring plants from Garsons and those grown by pupils.
Rachael Rogers from Garsons says, ‘We’re so impressed with the gardens and what the pupils and adult helpers have achieved. Wicor Primary has linked growing plants with the curriculum, so it’s part of the learning experience. It’s lovely to see the children enjoying the outdoors and taking an active role in creating the gardens and allotment. We really hope it fosters a love of gardening in them.’
Garsons is very pleased to supply plants, tools and equipment as part of our Growing with Schools project, and we hope to continue supporting Wicor Primary and other local schools.
Pictured are (back row): Louise Bryant, community assistant, Rachael Rogers from Garsons, with Ella and Jake, and (front row) Grace and Evan.