Friendships are blooming thanks to new intergenerational garden in Warwick - The Leamington Observer

Friendships are blooming thanks to new intergenerational garden in Warwick

Leamington Editorial 17th May, 2023   0

FRIENDSHIPS between the generations are blooming thanks to a new intergenerational garden in Warwick.

Staff from Inspired Villages volunteered their time to help turn an unused patch of land at Heathcote Primary School into a thriving garden for both pupils and local retirement village residents to use and enjoy.

The garden was officially opened by Warwick Mayor Coun Parminder Singh Birdi and renowned horticulturist Jim Buttress on Wednesday May 3 during National Gardening Week.

Inspired Villages has been working with Heathcote Primary School to bring younger and older generations together. When asked how else they could support, the school highlighted that they would love to create a flexible use garden space and so the idea for an ‘Intergenerational Garden’ was born.




Jim Buttress said: “The intergenerational garden is absolutely superb, it’s an opportunity for children to learn in the best classroom in the world – outside, with plants and with the help of residents from Inspired Villages.”


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