We reached out to the school for help with our hedgerow planting project and were thrilled when four students accompanied with two of their teachers were able to help.

After talking about the benefits of hedgerow to wildlife and the environment the students efficiently and enthusiastically planted 50+ saplings to help rejuvenate a neglected hedge. A mixture of hawthorn, hazel, blackthorn, rowan, crab apple, dog rose elder, wild cherry and dog wood were planted in a double row, zigzag pattern.

As neither the students or their teachers had visited the estate before, we were delighted to be able to show them the lake circular trail and talk about the legacy of William Robinson. Eagle-eyed students spotted amorous amphibian activities, mice and much more.

It was a joy to have this small group help us out and it was clear that they loved the connection with the land and nature.

We look forward to working with Philpots Manor School again soon.