Left: Children from Chelmondiston Primary School holding plants donated by Thompson & Morgan. Right: Children from Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy with a trolley of donated plants. Photo credits: Thompson & Morgan

 

Last week we donated over 1,500 plants to two local schools. The PTA of Chelmondiston Primary School, near Ipswich, was delighted to receive the plants which have been planted in the Key Stage 1 garden and playground area to brighten it up whilst 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 & 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 Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy in Ipswich.

“We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Thompson & 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, our new product development manager, commented:”

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.”

 As you may have heard, we’ve recently transformed an area of the well-known RHS Garden Hyde Hall site 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.

To view our extensive range of bedding plants, go to https://www.thompson-morgan.com/bedding-plants

For more information on Floral Fantasia at RHS Garden Hyde Hall this summer go to

https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/hyde-hall

About Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy

Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy is a special school for children with a wide range of physical, medical and/or sensory needs and associated learning disabilities.

 

Sonia Mermagen

Sonia works at Thompson & Morgan in the role of press and communications officer. She is a self-proclaimed ‘reluctant’ gardener and is generally amazed if anything flourishes in her garden. Sonia has a ‘hands off’ approach to gardening and believes that this helps to encourage bees, butterflies and other wildlife. (That’s her excuse anyway!)

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