Proud supporters of Wicor School

Proud supporters of Wicor School

Start small and grow big! Come rain or shine you are certain to find the green-fingered pupils of Wicor Primary School happily enjoying the amazing school grounds and learning about the nature around them. The school grounds include an orchard, an allotment, a fairy-tale woodland, a pond, a stumpery, wildflower beds, tropical beds and an apothecary garden. Horticulture is an integral part of the school’s environmental curriculum and Garsons Titchfield is proud to have actively supported the school for over 10 years providing vouchers, seeds, compost and planting advice helping them to achieve wonderful opportunities for young gardeners of the future.

From soap to sausage

Amongst other projects, the children have helped produced the school’s very own ‘Allotmint’ soap from mint harvested from plants Garsons supplied. And 'The Wicor Jack Sausage' made and supplied by Owton’s Butchers was designed by the children using a wild herb called Jack by the Hedge found on the school grounds harvested by the children. Garsons Titchfield is extremely proud to exclusively stock both of these products in-store.

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Start small, grow big: podcast

Louise Moreton, the school's horticulturist, talks to BBC Gardeners' World Magazine explains how gardening and the wonderful grounds of Wicor Primary School are helping the children with their education, health and wellbeing. Listen to the podcast here where you'll be inspired to ‘start small and grow big!’.

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