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5th June 2023

Chestnut Homes partners with local primary school to create a bee friendly garden

Children from Sibsey Free Primary School have joined Lincolnshire housebuilder, Chestnut Homes, to help design and plant bee-friendly garden areas at its recently launched Millers Walk development in Sibsey.


As part of the partnership, some pupils in years four and five at the primary school were tasked with getting creative and designing their take on an eye-catching and sustainable bee-friendly garden.


Chestnut Homes worked alongside gardeners from West Lindsey Landscapes and the primary school to bring the designs to life. As part of the exercise, the pupils got stuck in to helping to plant a range of blooms they had chosen, which are all known for their bee-attracting qualities. These included verbenas, geranium, hydrangeas, lavender, lupine and evergreen foliage including ivy and thyme.


Olivia Stephenson, marketing manager at Chestnut Homes, said: “It’s been refreshing to see the enthusiasm the students from Sibsey Primary School have for wildlife and their excitement to see their work in real life. Supporting the Lincolnshire landscape and the communities in which we build in is really important to us. And, we’re pleased to have been able to help the students learn more about the importance of bees and insects.


“This initiative was also a great way to highlight what people can do in their own gardens to create a bee-friendly environment, while also sprucing up their outdoor spaces for spring and summer.”


Chestnut Homes’ new Millers Walk development features 172 new-build homes and comprises a selection of two, three, four, and five-bedroom houses, located in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside.


Its two new show homes – The Franklin which has three bedrooms, and the four-bedroom Worthing House - are now available for house buyers to view and are ideal for expanding families, first-time buyers, and downsizers alike.  


Mr Wright, Headteacher for years one to six at Sibsey Primary School, said: “The children loved visiting the Chestnut Homes show homes at Millers Walk. It was great to see them really get stuck in to helping to create stunning garden landscapes which not only look wonderful, but more importantly, help to look after the nation’s bee population. It was a really fun day out where our students could learn more about our ecosystem and the importance of animals and wildlife.


“We’d like to thank Chestnut Homes for providing this experience for our pupils.” 

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