Budding Horticulturalists Get Planting at Kidderminster Nursery

With spring in the air and the days getting longer children at Little Trinity Nursery in Kidderminster have been busy planting and sowing seeds in the nursery’s garden.

Nursery Manager, Gaynor Carter, said: “Sowing seeds and then watching them grow in the nursery garden is a wonderful way of Introducing the children to the wonders of the natural world.

“General gardening and plant growing is an activity they simply love and thoroughly enjoy, particularly when it’s time to harvest their fruit and vegetables, as they then try them at nursery, or take them home to share with their families.”

An established year-round activity from spring planting and tending to their garden, through to harvest and winter planting, the children grow all sorts of vegetables, flowers and herbs each year. As part of the nursery’s daily Early Years personal, social and emotional development activities, children are encouraged to investigate by using touch, smell and taste to assist with their understanding of their surroundings and the world in which they live, with gardening an activity all children can take part in.

Gaynor added: “Exploring and developing their practical skills through play, using garden tools, trowels and forks and then watering their newly planted seeds is a fun learning activity and one that all our children, from the youngest at 2-years of age upwards, can take part in.”