West Craven pupils help with planting

West Craven High School pupils with Barnoldswick in Bloom volunteers during the tree planting. Photo by David Whipp.
West Craven High School pupils with Barnoldswick in Bloom volunteers during the tree planting. Photo by David Whipp.

Planting at Barnoldswick’s Kelbrook Road Memorial Gardens is underway with the help of pupils from West Craven High School.

Six specimen trees were planted as part of a Barnoldswick in Bloom initiative to plant out the newly refurbished gardens.

High school students got an opportunity to branch out and hone their green fingered skills with the first stage of planting work which is expected to last until next spring.

The community planting scheme is aimed at bringing the gardens to a peak in time for the commemoration of 70 years since end of the Second World War in 2015.

Barnoldswick in Bloom volunteer Lesley Gilbert, a member of the Memorial Gardens team said: “We were delighted to have students from the school helping.

“We hope to involve all sections of our community in the planting project during the coming months. The work will go ahead in stages with the seasonal availability of different plant types.”

Two large Ginkgo Biloba trees were planted during the last planting season before contractors moved onto the site. The six trees represent the start of hands on community planting at the gardens.