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Lucky youngsters from across Macclesfield are being encouraged to get growing with the Grosvenor Centre this Spring.
To celebrate sponsoring the first-ever Macclesfield Garden Festival, the centre has teamed-up with a number of schools in the area to provide special gardening packs, with all the equipment needed to grow their very own plants, flowers and vegetables.
“We’re thrilled to be playing a part in the inaugural Macclesfield Garden Festival and we’re sure that it will inspire people from across the town to get growing,” said Grosvenor Centre Manager, Ed Kennedy.
“With the Spring school term now upon us, we wanted to help children get outside and get into the garden. From science projects to helping schools look greener, the youngsters can use the seeds and equipment in any way they see fit and hopefully it sparks a love of gardening.”
Jon Tilley, Founder of the Macclesfield Garden Festival said: “Macclesfield Garden Festival has been created on a the basis of school involvement. All five high schools which includes All Hallows Catholic College, Fallibroome Academy, King’s School, Macclesfield Academy and Tytherington School came on board with our plans from day one and the festival grew from there.
“We have 14 primary schools taking part in the Yarn Tree project and several are building dinosaurs for our Jurassic garden. Hopefully the towns people will come along to support the event that has a high end strata of garden designers, professional sculptors and floral designers, combined with the town’s school children, it should be an exciting mix.”
“We’re delighted to be receiving one of the gardening packs and to be growing with the Grosvenor Centre,” said Caroline Richmond, Mottram Primary Academy Reception Teacher. “At Mottram St Andrew Primary Academy, we are in the process of developing our outdoor environment and this will really help. Participating in the Macclesfield Garden Festival will give us the opportunity to share all of our hard work with the wider community.”