Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust

New Daffodil Display for the Leg O’Mutton

Amy getting things readyAmy getting things readyBuilding upon the success of the daffodil bulb planting project at Riverhill last year, the Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust have again joined forces with Elmbridge Borough Council's Leisure and Cultural Services team and three local schools to continue the project.

Around 40 children and their families made short work of planting 1,500 daffodil bulbs on the Leg O'Mutton field in Cobham last Saturday morning.

The bulbs were planted around the bases of the oak trees which run through the middle of the field. Volunteers from The Royal Kent School, St Matthew's School and St Andrew's School each planted their own stretch of trees with Narcissus Tete-a-Tete bulbs, a dwarf variety of daffodils which flower in early Spring.

Jacob & Luke are pleased with their workJacob & Luke are pleased with their workLynne Randell, Schools Liaison Coordinator for the Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust said "After all their hard work 12 months ago, it was very rewarding for the children to see the wonderful display of daffodils at Riverhill last spring. The schools were keen to continue working with us, and it was pleasing to see lots of new, eager, young faces wanting to get involved. Through initiatives such as this, it is our aim to inspire a whole new generation of conservationists by giving them pride in their local surroundings".

Laura Richardson, Elmbridge Borough Council's Leisure and Cultural Services said "The newly re-planted avenue of oak trees on the Leg O'Mutton field, is an ideal location for the bulbs. It is a continuation of the three way project between ourselves, the Trust and Waitrose who donated the trees to the community to commemorate 75 years of being part of the John Lewis partnership. The daffodils will make a valuable contribution to improving the landscape and environment."

St Andrew's School Bulb Planting TeamSt Andrew's School Bulb Planting Team St Matthew's School Bulb Planting TeamSt Matthew's School Bulb Planting Team


17 Nov 2014
Nikki Perkins

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