On Wednesday 11 July green fingered students from Wormholt Park Primary School visited Television Centre for a morning of activities planned by onsite gardener’s Tony and Harrison from Gavin Jones Landscaping. The children were invited by developers Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo to showcase how to create and promote green areas in cities.
In an introductory talk Tony explained how the Television Centre gardens were developed to include plants chosen specifically to suit urban environments and the role of the gardening team in ensuring the area flourishes. The 12 students then split into two teams, the first were given a booklet of trees found on-site and tasked to hunt them down based on their unique features. The second group identified the varied vegetation in the Television Centre plant pots, competing amongst one another to see how many different types of bugs they could discover.
After a break consisting of squash and biscuits where the children shared their exciting findings the two teams swapped activities. The morning ended with a question and answer session with Tony where the students divulged their learning and discussed the importance of environmentally friendly open spaces in urban areas.