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School visit

Last week we welcomed some very important people to St Bridget Nurseries on a school visit.

Year one from St Peter’s School in Lympstone came on a school visit to see behind the scenes and discover how we grow plants as part of their science work. The pupils included our fifth generation Caitlin whose great-great-grandparents founded St Bridget’s 90 years ago!

The pupils were so knowledgeable at what a plant needs to grow and how to grow plants from seed that we taught them how to take plants from cuttings. Every pupil had a go and took home a couple of plants for their window sill. One plant was the popularly named Sedum Dragon’s Blood (no dragon was harmed in the propagation of these plants – honest)!

As it was a hot day we ventured through the container department outdoors to see some young plants being potted on. Both Tony and Gary on the nursery gave demonstrations with Caitlin’s mum Tammy leading the group around.

The year group went away very excited and we just hope they stay green-fingered as their was clearly some budding horticulturalists in the making!