Growing Support for School Garden

Date: Wednesday 18 December 2013

This summer, Taylor Wimpey East Scotland supported the pupils from St Mungo’s Primary School in Alloa in their quest to re-vitalise their school garden by delivering an incredible eight tonnes of soil to fill a series of planters to refresh the garden area at the front of their school.

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And to get the garden established, Taylor Wimpey has also gifted the school with £250 worth of gardening vouchers to allow the children to get a headstart with some hardy perennials and gardening equipment. Friday 27 September, 2013 saw the new garden unveiled at the school’s Macmillan Big Coffee Morning event.

As work continues at Taylor Wimpey’s local development Ochil Gardens in Alloa, the site team were more than happy to help with the school’s unusual request as Karen Armstrong, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland adds:  “We’re always keen to offer our support within the local community, and we were delighted to be able to help with this unusual request from St Mungo’s Primary School. 

“We’re asked to help in lots of different ways by a variety of organisations but this was most certainly our first for a donation of topsoil.  But it’s being used for a great purpose, and I’m sure it will be a very rewarding experience for the children as they watch their garden grow and mature.”

Margaret Taggart, Chair of Parent Council adds:  “We were thrilled when Taylor Wimpey said they could help us with our unusual request because without their assistance it just wouldn’t have been possible to complete our new school garden this year. 

“The children will be fully involved in choosing what plants and vegetables to grow in our new garden planters, and I’m sure they’ll make a great job of creating a garden that we’re all very proud of.”

Offering 55 new homes with a choice two and three bedroom terraced and semi detached as well as three and four bedroom detached styles to choose from, Ochil Gardens, on the outskirts of Alloa boasts an impressive range of new homes for buyers looking to make their next property move.