Coberley pupils get planting

Youngsters at a Cotswold school are looking forward to their own snowdrop display thanks to Colesbourne Park’s head gardener.

Chris Horsfall visited Coberley Church of England Primary School last autumn to help pupils plant around 100 snowdrops.

Chris Horsfall
Chris Horsfall

The bulbs were donated by Sir Henry and Lady Elwes, owners of Colesbourne, one of the county’s best known snowdrop gardens.

“We talked about what a bulb is and how to plant them,” said Chris.

The ‘James Backhouse’ variety of snowdrops were planted in the school’s wildlife garden.

“I could not think of a better way to spend an hour than I did with these youngsters,” said Chris. “It was fantastic.”

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