Primary children have been lending a hand to get Stroud’s parks looking their best for the Britain in Bloom judges.
Year 1 and Year 2 pupils from Stroud Valley Community School helped plant up Park Gardens with Stroud Town Council Green Spaces Ranger Joe Graham.
The 27 children learned what sort of plants attract insects and bees, how to look after the plants and the importance of picking up their litter.
“We know that if children learn to consider a park or public area as their own then they are unlikely to damage that area when they become teenagers,” said Karen Golding, teacher at Stroud Valley.
“Joe was great with the children and they such a lot from their time with him. We hope they will take their parents back to Park Gardens and show them what they have done.”
Margaret Poulton, Deputy Mayor for Stroud, said: “Britain in Bloom is far more than just floral displays. It is about community involvement and nurturing the next generation of gardeners. We are most grateful for the children of Stroud Valley and their help.”