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Bradford garden centre to host half term charity family planting event

Published: 15 October 2019 - Neil Mead
L-R Andrew Brown, Colin Wood, Jamie Maxwell Little daffodils at Tong Garden Centre
L-R Andrew Brown, Colin Wood, Jamie Maxwell Little daffodils at Tong Garden Centre

A Bradford garden centre is hosting a charity bulb planting event during the October half term holiday.

Tong Garden Centre is teaming up with Taylors Bulbs to host family friendly daffodil planting sessions from 28th October to 1st November.  Taylors Bulbs ‘Little Daffodils' is a nationwide initiative that has been launched to raise money for the horticultural charity, Greenfingers by encouraging children to love growing and gardening.

Tong's Head of Marketing, Jo Dales is excited about the pop up planting sessions: "The community is central to everything that we do here at Tong, so we're delighted to help Taylors Bulbs raise funds for Greenfingers to create beautiful, outdoor spaces for children who spend time in hospices to enjoy.

"There's no need to book. Simply head over to the plant area any time between 11am and 3pm on Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November inclusive and one of our plant team will give you everything you need to plant your daffodils."

The cost is £1.50 and all funds raised will also go to Greenfingers.

Adam Taylor, one of the fourth generation of the Taylor family, said: "We want to create a really special event to mark our centenary year, and, particularly as we are a family business, we know the importance and the joy of engaging the next generation with growing. My dream is that tens of thousands of children get a chance to plant bulbs this autumn through the ‘Little Daffodils' initiative and then watch them flower next spring, experiencing one of the delights of gardening."

Tong Garden Centre is one of 150 garden centres nationwide who are supporting the fundraising initiative.

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