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Mucklestone Nurseries to host sponsored Nature Trail & Spring Nature Walk for children and local community (22nd March 2013)

Mucklestone Nurseries and Business Centre, a new specialist plant nursery with adjoining affordable business units, are to host a Sponsored Nature Trail and Spring Daffodil Walk for children and the local community on Sunday 7th April 2013 from 1.30pm to 4.00pm.

On the day, children will be issued with map including 20 easy questions relating to 20 items to be found - identified with information boards along the route. The completed questions sheets will be marked at the local church, St Mary’s Church Muckletone, where tea and refreshments will be served by the Ladies of Mucklestone WI and Friends of St Mary’s Church from 3pm-5.30pm. Children are free to sponsor their school PTA, their scout or brownie pack, or other such charity of their choice.

Children should be sponsored before hand, at a rate per item/question correctly identified on route. Sponsorship forms are available to download from the website, prior to the walk www.botanyplants.co.uk or by emailing info@botanyplants.co.uk.

A suggested donation of £3.00 per head for adults will be collected for The Lighting Appeal at St Mary’s Church Mucklestone, which is located very close to the Nurseries. Children and students are admitted for free.  Stewards along the route will be provided by volunteers from the Turner Hodgkiss Community Nature Reserve. 

Owner, William Friend said, ‘This is a superb opportunity for the local people to share in and  enjoy the beautiful surroundings here at Church Farm and learn about special landscape, the plants and animals that live on their doorstep and about what we are doing to help preserve and enhance them for future generations. We also provide premises for a range of small local businesses, so the open day also provides an opportunity to local people to meet and find out what services and facilities are now available here. It will be a great afternoon out in the fresh air and raise some money for Mucklestone Church, making good  use of the new kitchen facilities and lighting.’

All Parking is at Mucklestone Nurseries car park. Entrance is 100 yards up Rock Lane (turn off Eccleshall Rd. by old post office /opposite the old schoolhouse). The Business Centre entrance via Cemetery Lane will be reserved for pedestrians returning to tea at the Church.  Please do not use the Farmhouse entrance.

The adjoining Mucklestone Business Centre, also owned by William Friend, is a new site offering affordable business premises to local small businesses, charities and groups in an attractive and peaceful farmyard setting.

For further information about the spring daffodil walks or Mucklestone Nurseries, 01630 674284, Janet Bourne m 07929 178751. William Friend m. 07714241668, Kent 01843 862060. E-mail info@botanyplants.co.uk or visit the website www.botanyplants.co.uk/mucklestone-nurseries.