GARDENING GURUS: From left, Thomas Austins, Selena Plante, Patrick Mitchell and Freua Baker with Steve Ball and Charlotte Dexter of David Wilson Homes
GARDENING GURUS: From left, Thomas Austins, Selena Plante, Patrick Mitchell and Freua Baker with Steve Ball and Charlotte Dexter of David Wilson Homes

WITH spring in full bloom, housebuilder David Wilson Homes has been helping a Barnard Castle primary school create a flower garden.

The year one class at Green Lane Primary School received its own plant pots from the developer, which is building a large estate nearby.

Class members were asked to decorate them in special patterns.

The team from the new Five Acres development helped the children plant pansy seeds.

The class learnt about the process of how a flower goes from seed to full bloom and what wildlife their flowers will attract throughout the year.

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Alison Hartley, class teacher, said: “We’d like to thank David Wilson Homes for gifting us the plant pots and helping the class plant their seeds. The children will be excited to see their flowers grow throughout the summer and will be looking out for any bees and butterflies the pansies may attract.”

Steven Ball, sales manager at Five Acres, said: “We had great fun with Green Lane Primary School.

“Their plant pots were brilliantly decorated and the whole class were engaged and excited to plant their seeds.

“We always work hard to give back to the communities we build in and we hope the children at Green Lane Primary School continue to see their flowers grow throughout the spring and summer.”

The school had originally opposed the development, saying it risked being a traffic danger for pupils.