Posted: Thursday, 08 November 2012
Volunteers planting flower bulbs.
The Roehampton environmental team recently partnered with the Student Life team and the ‘River of Flowers’ campaign with the aim of planting wild flowers across campus and raising money to help Britain maintain its wild flower population in urban areas.
Over the course of the day, students and staff at Roehampton, as well as children from the local Eastwood Nursery, planted over 800 flower bulbs down Froebel drive, along Limetree Walk and in the recently cleared old Froebel orchard. The volunteers helped to plant 250 daffodils, 200 tulips, 200 crocuses, 100 snowdrops and 100 bluebells.
As well as adding to Roehampton’s floral landscape, the group also managed to raise some money and awareness for the ‘Movember’ charity campaign, as many of the volunteers were sporting fake moustaches throughout the day.
Overall, the project was a great success and would not have been possible without the support of all of those that gave up a few minutes to plant a bulb or two. Come the spring, everyone should be able to enjoy the explosion of colour across campus and revel in the newly planted areas.
For more information on upcoming projects, contact Jonathan.Carter@roehampton.ac.uk.