To mark Intergenerational Week (April 24th – 30th April), not-for-profit care provider, Harrogate Neighbours teamed up with RHS Garden Harlow Carr and Richard Taylor Primary School for an interactive gardening event at The Cuttings on Wednesday 24thApril.

Bringing keen gardeners from different generations together, Andrew Willocks, Horticultural Specialist at RHS Garden Harlow Carr delivered an engaging and interactive gardening activity for six pupils and residents to enjoy together at The Cuttings.

Tapping into the theme ‘knowledge is flower’, which will run next week during RHS National Gardening Week at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, the children and residents worked together to plant seasonal seeds which in time will produce flowers and vegetables.

11-year-old Katie from Richard Taylor Primary School said, “The event was amazing – I loved it. My favourite part was meeting everybody, they were so kind – and I loved the garden.”

10-year-old James added, “My favourite part was planting the lettuce – I would definitely come back again to help with the gardening!”

Speaking on behalf of Harrogate Neighbours, CEO, Sue Cawthray said, “We know how engaged our residents are whenever we have visitors – especially the younger generation who share similar interests.

“Residents in the gardening club at The Cuttings really enjoyed picking up some top tips from Andrew. They find gardening really therapeutic and they loved the extra help from the children.”

Horticultural Specialist at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Andrew Wilcocks added, “We were delighted to support such a wonderful event.

“it’s so important this day in age to have an outdoor area as can all enjoy – whether that’s to sit and relax in, or grow fresh fruit and vegetables.”