Squire’s Garden Centres has donated a massive 230,000 tulip bulbs to local parks, green spaces, schools, hospitals and charities across the South East.
This donation was made possible by Squire’s “Love Where You Live” campaign, where the garden centre pledged to donate 10 bulbs for every bag of bulbs that customers purchased in September. The campaign has been such a phenomenal success, that Squire’s have been able to donate and help plant 80,000 more bulbs than their original target of 150,000.
Local councils, school children and community volunteers joined Squire’s team members to plant the tulip bulbs throughout October.
Squire’s deputy chairman Sarah Squire commented: “We have been overwhelmed by the response to our ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign, and we are very grateful for the support our family business receives from local people. It’s fantastic to be able to give something back to the communities where we are located.
“Autumn is the best time of year to plant spring flowering bulbs. ‘Tulip tarda’ is the variety we have donated. It has clusters of beautiful yellow and white fragrant star-shaped flowers. It has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit, and I am sure that it will produce a spectacular display of colour come next springtime.”
|Squire’s Centre||Bulbs Donated To||Planting Area||Number Of Bulbs Donated|
|Badshot Lea||Waverley Borough Council||Badshot Lea Pond||16,000|
|Chertsey||Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospital||St. Peter’s Hospital||3,300|
|Cobham||Elmbridge Borough Council||Stoke Recreation Ground||6,190|
|Crawley||Crawley Borough Council||On banks opposite Cheals||6,730|
|Frensham||Frensham Parish Council||Hollowdene Recreation Ground, Village Shop & Shortfield Common||10,100|
|Hersham||Elmbridge Borough Council||Burwood Road||9,700|
|Long Ditton||Esher High School, Royal Star & Garter Homes, Chessington Community Project||Esher High School, The Royal Star & Garter Homes & Chessington Community Projects||17,225|
|Milford||Waverley Borough Council||Broadwater Park & Rodborough School Community Garden||15,580|
|Reigate||Reigate & Banstead Borough Council||Priory Park in Reigate||6,650|
|Shepperton||Spelthorne Borough Council||Lower Haliford Park||18,770|
|Stanmore||Bernays Gardens||Bernays Gardens||19,000|
|Twickenham||Richmond Borough Council & Sherland Road Residents Association||Udney Hall Gardens & Sherland Road Community Garden||59,360|
|Washington||Washington Parish Council||Washington Recreation Ground||11,790|
|West Horsley||Guildford Borough Council||Kingston Meadows in East Horsley||7,135|
|Woking||Woking Borough Council + Horsell Recreation Association||Roundabout by Squire’s Woking, Goldsworth Park Recreation Ground & Pares Woodland Garden||22,470|