Royal Park’s snowdrop planting drive
Here at Potter & Rest we’re all for youngsters getting involved with gardening so we were thrilled to hear about the Royal Parks Foundation’s Green Fingers in the Park campaign, which has recently launched.
The Green Fingers in the Park campaign is aiming to get more than 1,000 Londoners planting more than 100,000 snowdrops under the expert eyes of Royal Parks horticultural officers and the Foundation’s education team.
The campaign aims to engage children in horticulture as well as improving Hyde Park and allowing it to attract pollinators. Snowdrops will be planted across 10 different areas of the park, including the Old Police House and near Speaker’s Corner.
Two schools from the area, Wetherby Prep School and St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School have already started raising funds for flowers and have begun planting recently.
Chief executive of the Royal Parks Foundation, Sarah Lom, said: “This is a fabulous example of different communities coming together to support The Royal Parks at a time when budgets have been cut by 25 per cent.
“Millions of visitors will enjoy the children’s snowdrops for years to come and wildlife will benefit too. But this project is not just for school children. Our local community can also support the magic of bulb planting by joining us on a ‘family’ day on March 22.”