Squire’s donate 19,000 bulbs to Stanmore community garden!
L-R: Ryan Bailey (Squire’s), Malcolm Breingan, Phil Butlin & Anne Butlin (Bernays Garden Community Group), and Christine Foley (Squire’s)
Squire’s Garden Centre in Stanmore has donated 19,000 tulip bulbs to Bernays Garden in Stanmore.
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 are donating over 230,000 bulbs to local parks, green spaces, schools, hospitals and charities across the South East.
Squire’s team members, together with volunteers from Bernays Garden Community Group, planted the tulip bulbs on Monday 8th October. Bernays Garden is small walled garden located at the end of the shopping centre at the junction of Old Church Lane and Church Road. The garden provides a lovely quiet area in which to sit and relax.
Victoria Serco from Bernays Gardens Community Group said; “Once again a very big thank you to Squire’s Garden Centre. We are so grateful for their huge donation of tulip bulbs and for their ongoing support. Thank you from us all.”
Sarah Squire, deputy chairman of Squire’s 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.”
Planting the bulbs in Bernays Garden
A plaque to commemorate the planting day