Ipswich firm donates plants to two local schools
PUBLISHED: 16:26 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:26 09 July 2018
Thompson & Morgan
The seed of a love of gardening has been planted at an early age for these youngsters as a gift of some plants helped to encourage them to become green fingered.
Ipswich plants and seeds firm Thompson and Morgan donated more than 1,500 bedding plants to Chelmoniston Primary School and the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy, both in Ipswich, last week.
The PTA of Chelmondiston Primary School was delighted to receive the plants, which have been planted in the Key Stage One garden and playground area to brighten it up.
The rest have been sold to raise money for a new outdoor classroom.
Catherine Seel, a parent and Chelmondiston Primary School PTA member, said: “Many thanks to Thompson and Morgan for this generous donation of plants.
“We’re so pleased to be able to plant some of them around the school and to use the others to raise funds for our outdoor classroom.”
Plants were also donated to the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy in Ipswich, where a spokesman said: “We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Thompson and Morgan for this very kind donation of summer annuals and perennials which are being sold to raise funds for some much-needed outdoor sensory equipment to enhance our sensory garden area.”
Peter Freeman, Thompson and Morgan’s new product development manager, added: “It was a pleasure to be able to donate these plants to local schools.
“We planted over 14,000 plants at the end of May at RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex for our Floral Fantasia exhibition garden and had a few left over.
“We’re always keen to encourage young people into gardening, so it’s fantastic that these plants will be put to good use in the schools’ gardens – and also to help raise funds.”
Thompson and Morgan has transformed an area of the well-known RHS site Hyde Hall, in Essex, into a magnificent floral exhibition, Floral Fantasia, which is showcasing many varieties of T&M’s range of bedding plants over the summer months.
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