Coronavirus: Hundreds of plants donated around Hammerton

Coronavirus: Hundreds of plants donated around Hammerton

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 1:02pm 8th April 2020. (Updated at 3:22pm 8th April 2020)

A nursery in the Harrogate district has donated hundreds of plants to surrounding communities in isolation.

  • Hundreds of plants have been donated by a nursery in the Harrogate district.  
  • Johnsons of Whixley has distributed plants to villages around Hammerton. 
  • They normally supply plants to gardens centres, but are unable to do so during the virus outbreak.  

Johnsons of Whixley has distributed seasonal garden plants to villages close to its business in Kirk Hammerton.

It normally supplies plants to garden centres but due to the coronavirus, it's been forced to close.

The owners decided to give them away and not waste perfectly good plants.

Throughout this week, staff have delivered various varieties to different locations for people to take home.

Villages to benefit include, Whixley, Roecliffe, Marton Cum Grafton, Kirk Hammerton, Cattal, Little Ouseburn and Nun Monkton.

Plants donated by Johnsons of Whixley

Eleanor Richardson, Johnsons marketing manager, said:

"We thought it would be nice to share some springtime colour with our local villagers, who might be feeling anxious or pent up at this difficult time.

"Our business is approaching its centenary in 2021, and we value our long-standing relationship with each of the local villages who have always been a rich source of key employees".

"There are clear links between gardening and mental wellbeing. Hopefully, these donations will help people to get through this situation, giving them a reason to be outdoors in the fresh air, caring for their plants."