Garden makeover at Burbank Children’s Home

Company: Squire’s Garden Centres
  • L-R: Sharon Newton (Manager, Burbank Children’s Home), Ed Ridgeon (Manager, Squire's Woking), Coun
  • L-R: Ed Ridgeon (Manager, Squire’s Woking) and Michele Manson (Business Team Manager, Buckinghamsh
  • Making hanging baskets at Burbank Community Home

Squire’s Garden Centres and Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards joined forces recently to revamp the garden at Burbank Children’s Home in Woking.

The garden makeover took place to celebrate Squire’s becoming Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards 100th Primary Authority partner. Squire’s donated plants and Councillor Ayesha Azad joined the teams and the children to help with the planting.

“It is important that children understand where food comes from and they have had much pleasure in planting from seed, caring and nurturing the vegetables and herbs and then finally being able to harvest, ‘fork to fork’, and enjoy the simple pleasures of a homegrown tomato or carrot." Sharon Newton, Burbank Manager

“As a family owned business we believe our garden centres should be at the absolute heart of the community. We are delighted to be recognised as Buckinghamshire and Surrey’s 100th Primary Authority Partner. Giving the children at Burbank the opportunity to experience our enthusiasm for gardening seemed like a great way to mark the milestone.” Sarah Squire, Chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres

Under the ‘primary authority’ scheme, a business can apply the tailored advice of one trading standards service to any area around the country they work in. The scheme helps businesses operate with confidence while also protecting consumers from poor practices.

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