Greenwood Community Projects

by | Aug 23, 2022

Enhancing green community spaces 

Our Greenwood Community schemewhere we donate plants to local, worthwhile community schemes—is making excellent headway towards our goal of twenty four projects, by the end of 2022. Our plant contributions to local schools, charities and community organisations help to transform green spaces and provide a wealth of benefits, including increased biodiversity, enhanced air quality and places to practice gardeningan activity that has been associated with better physical, social and mental health.

We have recently made donations to a number of different organisations, including Yapton Primary School, Chichester Youth Adventure Trust, Treloar School & College and Saxon Hill Academy, with many others in the pipeline. 

Yapton School wanted to transform its garden space; however, budget restraints had hindered their project. With our plant donations, Yapton School has been able to introduce a prayer garden, fill the playground troughs and enhance its Forest School area for the children to enjoy. The Forest School donations included mixed native hedging plants to improve the experience for schoolchildren and attract local wildlife. The schoolchildren have thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the planting and learning how to care for their new plants. 

Earlier this year we made a donation of plants to Treloar School & College—providing education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas, giving them confidence and skills to achieve their full potential. Our donation comprised of a vast range of cuttings to help provide the students with an understanding of propagation, as well as pots, compost and 2-5L plants. Treloar’s was keen to provide a learning experience for its students at its Outdoor Learning Centre and our plant and sundries donation helped to make that happen. 

Yapton School’s children planting and caring their plants

Since our previous plant donation, Treloar’s was keen to renovate their planting beds and external areas of the college. We’ve made an additional donationin partnership with one of our top clients Redfieldsof 2L and 3L plants to help transform their outside space. 

Chichester Youth Adventure Trust

Cherry Tree donated to Chichester Youth Adventure Trust

We recently donated a cherry tree to Chichester Youth Adventure Trust, that Rudgwick Scouts planted in July, at the Trust’s Brecon Beacons residential site. This rural site in the heart of the Welsh Valleys provides outdoor experiences to Youth Groups—including those with behavioural problems, learning difficulties or from inner cities. We will be following up with an additional donation of smaller trees to the site in Autumn. 

Chichester Youth Adventure Trust group shot with the cherry tree.

A further donation was for Saxon Hill Academy, a Special Academy for children and young people with physical disabilities and complex medical needs, aged between 2 and 19 years. Saxon Hill Academy was eager to provide a space for their students to enjoy in all weathers, including a shelter and sensory garden. Our donation of 2L shrubs will help to bring this area to life. 

We are committed to our goal of twenty four community projects this year and are thrilled with our progress so far. If you’d like to find out more about our community initiatives, please get in touch or visit our Greenwood Community page.