Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill partners with Copthorne C.E. Junior School to donate houseplants

Haskins Garden Centre has partnered with Copthorne C.E. Junior School to donate houseplants to the school in Crawley.


The school business manager, Mrs. Karen Reynolds, visited Haskins in Snowhill on Friday January 25 to meet with Mark Smith, assistant general manager of the Snowhill garden centre, and to collect a variety of houseplants for the school.

Haskins’ donation will benefit staff members and students at the school, which chose from the following houseplants:

  • Areca Palm
  • Boston Fern
  • Phlebodium Fern
  • Spider Plant
  • Maranta / Calathea
  • Tradescantia
  • Bromeliads

Houseplants help to make the air indoors less toxic by purifying the air and eliminating any volatile organic compounds. Studies also show that humans are generally happier when surrounded by a plant. Indoor rooms can be full of airborne pollutants, with carpets, paint and even people harbouring toxins – especially in the winter months, when windows are closed to the cold air outside and central heating is ramped up indoors.

Mark Smith, assistant general manager at Haskins in Snowhill, commented: “We’re delighted to have partnered with Copthorne C.E. Junior School to help raise awareness of the benefits that introducing a green leafy houseplant into a school environment can bring. We teamed up with the school to kick-start the New Year and help boost concentration, improve air quality and reduce stress levels by providing them with complimentary houseplants.”

Mrs. Karen Reynolds, school business manager at Copthorne C.E. Junior School, added: “We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Haskins for the extremely kind donation of houseplants. These will be placed in each of the classrooms for the children to enjoy.”