Students raise money for charity with the National Gardens Scheme

May 2022

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Horticulture students at Writtle University College have been raising funds for charities in partnership with the National Gardens Scheme (NGS).

Over 180 people visited the University College's beautiful grounds on April 23rd to take part in tours and an interactive propagation workshop offered by Nathan, Chris, Taj-Rae, Alex and Laura.

The student organisers said: "We were delighted to support the National Garden Scheme's charitable work. Our campus gardens are beautiful and contain many stunning plants and beautiful pathways to explore."

Writtle University College's estate is just two miles from the city of Chelmsford and features more than 1,000 different types of trees and 2,500 varieties of shrubs displayed in more than 160 borders.

In 2021, hundreds of gardens across the country offered NGS Open Days, raising £3 million for nursing, health and garden charities, The three largest beneficiaries, Hospice, Marie Curie and Cancer Support, received over £1.5 million between them. It's hoped that a similar sum will be donated in 2022.

For more information on horticulture courses at Writtle University College, go to writtle.ac.uk/horticulture.