Garstang’s young and old blossom for Britain in Bloom
Published by RichardBrown for The Regenda Group in Communities and also in Housing
Stransdale residents, children from Garstang St Thomas Primary School and Regenda staff join together for Britain in Bloom.
Children and older people came together for a planting day as part of an ongoing inter-generational project organised by housing provider Regenda.
Over 20 children from Garstang St Thomas Primary School brought trowels and gloves as they joined forces with Stransdale and Marshaw residents as well as staff from Regenda. Summer bedding plants and hanging baskets, funded by Regenda, were planted in preparation for the up and coming ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition. Members of Age Concern also gave a helping hand and donated a beautiful trough of flowers.
Joan Baptie, Chair of the Stransdale & Marshaw resident’s Group said: “It was a lovely day – the residents enjoyed working with the children to help us get the garden ready for Britain in Bloom.”
About the day, Lydia Wigley, aged 10 said: “I enjoyed planting the plants with the residents” while Miles Sutcliffe, aged 10 commented: “I liked how we involved the Diamond Jubilee colour scheme into the planting!”
A commemorative Crab Apple tree was also planted with a plaque in Stransdale gardens to mark Regenda’s 10th anniversary. The tree was planted by Wayne Atkinson from Distinctive Landscapes.
The Regenda Group is a leading housing and regeneration organisation, with 13,000 properties across the North West providing homes for more than 25,000 people.
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