Haskins Garden Centres

Pupils Learn To Grow At Garden Centre

(from left) Teacher Elisa Cooke with some of the young horticulturalists and Mark Smith.

The Haskins Garden Centre at Angmering supported the Broadwater C of E first and middle school’s science curriculum by providing a demonstration of plant growing to over 60 year one pupils who visited the popular centre.

Haskins staff members Mark Smith and Sharon Miller showed how to plant and care for Pumpkin seeds and also wildflowers including Poppies and Cornflowers.  After a question and answer session and refreshments in the restaurant, each pupil took away their own freshly planted seeds and will be able to enter the Halloween pumpkin growing competition.  The two classes then looked around the plant area of the centre to complete a quiz.

“We were very impressed with the interest shown by the pupils who I’m sure will have a greater understanding of how plants grow,” said Mark Smith.  “We look forward to seeing what size their pumpkins can grow through the year!”

Details of the Pumpkin Growing Competition can be found here.