Asda and Richard Taylor in Harrogate
Asda Harrogate’s Community Champion, Angela Smith returned to the Richard Taylor school

Young green-fingered students help Harrogate bloom

18 July 2016

Richard Taylor Primary School students have been getting their hands dirty whilst putting their own stamp on their schools’ Peace Garden, after being inspired by Harrogate’s penchant for horticulture.

Earlier in the year in peak planting season, Asda Harrogate donated a hamper bursting with a wide variety of seeds, from Sunflowers to Sweet Peas and Californian Poppy’s to Cornflowers, not to mention gardening tools and plant food to help the seeds thrive.

After Harrogate was named a finalist in the RHS Britain in Bloom Competition for 2016 the stakes were set high but the green fingered students took on the challenge to perk up their school garden in support of Harrogate’s ‘Small City’ nomination.

Asda Harrogate’s Community Champion, Angela Smith returned to the school on Monday morning to see the results of their seed sowing and to help students do some garden maintenance before the summer holidays.


The school’s head teacher, Andrew Symonds said:

The gardening hamper provided a great opportunity to expand on the work of the school’s ‘Eco Club’, where students regularly take on environmental projects like our bug hotel. It’s been great to see the children’s efforts pay off already with the plants starting to bloom.

In addition to the seeds and plant food, the store also donated some fun garden windmills to brighten up their flower beds.

Angela said:

We’re always keen to get involved in the Harrogate community and this was a great opportunity to engage local children in an outdoor activity. It’s wonderful to see the fruits of their labour and they’ve proved that they have very capable hands as well as green fingers.


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