Thrapston nursery delighted with donation of garden tools from developer

"As a leading homebuilder it is important to us to care for the local surroundings and wildlife in the areas in which we build"

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 4:57 pm
Children at Crazy4Kids nursery in Thrapston with their gardening equipment donated by David Wilson Homes
Children at Crazy4Kids nursery in Thrapston with their gardening equipment donated by David Wilson Homes

Children at a Thrapston nursery are getting stuck into National Growing for Wellbeing Week after a green fingered donation from David Wilson Homes

Crazy4Kids Nursery, close to David Wilson Homes’ The Nurseries development, received children’s gardening tools as well as a number of sunflower seeds to help encourage nature to thrive.

National Growing for Wellbeing Week (June 7 to 13) highlights the positive effects that growing your own produce can have on your well-being, both physically and mentally.

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Children at Crazy4Kids nursery in Thrapston with their gardening equipment donated by David Wilson Homes

Julie, nursery manager at Crazy4Kids’ Thrapston Nursery, said: “The children will really enjoy these kind donations and the benefits are endless.

"When growing plants and exploring this process the children can gain self-confidence, learn about responsibility as well as becoming more curious about what is around them using all their senses, and help children to have a logical way of thinking.”

A study by Anglia Ruskin University found that gardening has been linked to health benefits including improved confidence and self-esteem, while the activity has also been connected to increased communication and concentration.

The demand for gardening had grown rapidly during the UK’s first lockdown as 322 million more plants had been bought in 2020 compared with 2019, according to Gardens Illustrated.

Jason Hearn, sales director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “We hope our donation to Crazy4Kids will help the children have fun planting and we hope that it encourages more nature into the nursery grounds which the children can watch grow and thrive.

“Sunflowers are great as not only do they look fantastic, their bright, large flower heads help to attract honey bees and bumble bees.

"As a leading homebuilder it is important to us to care for the local surroundings and wildlife in the areas in which we build.”

The Nurseries, located in Market Road, has a range of two, three and four bedroom homes available that will suit first time buyers and growing families alike.

For anyone thinking of moving to Thrapston, the town was also recently named ‘The best place to live in Northamptonshire’ by lifestyle site, Muddy Stilettos.

To find out more about National Growing for Wellbeing Week, click here.

To find out more about Crazy4Kids Nursery in Thrapston, click here.

For more information about The Nurseries click here or call the sales team on 033 3355 8486.