Meet the enthusiastic, and very young, Lord Street Primary School Gardeners!

Lord Street Primary School Gardeners


These have to be the youngest school gardeners we’ve had the pleasure to meet.  Introducing Mrs Maxwell’s nursery class, these mini gardeners are only 3 years old!  They all attend Lord Street Primary School in Horwich.

Mrs Maxwell and Joe their trusty gardener have worked so hard to put their wall baskets and troughs together which were donated by Horwich in Bloom and were so thankful to Mr Fothergills for their huge bundle of seeds.  Mrs Maxwell said, “It’s been amazing to watch the children learning to sow, water and care for them, thank you so much Mr Fothergills!”

If you think about it, sometimes handling tiny seeds is tough enough for full sized gardeners, let alone those who are only 3 years old. But that’s the thing about gardening with children. They are learning so much in one lesson.  Things like hand-eye coordination and how to hold something carefully and gently are little life lessons which are so important to youngsters. Then at the end of it they watch nature unfurl in front of their eyes like magic!

Mrs Maxwell commented, “One of our boys asks every morning when he arrives if he can water the plants!  So it just shows you how getting our children gardening early teaches them how to care for another living thing.”

Let’s hope these mini-gardeners carry on enjoying nature and the world around them and good luck for Horwich in Bloom!


Mr Fothergill’s have supplied Lord Street Primary School with all the seeds they need to produce a really beautiful school garden this year as part of Horwich in Bloom.  The blog posts are written by Vicki Robinson, who writes for the Bury Times and the Bolton News and is involved in Horwich In Bloom for 2015.

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