ALMOST three million people have taken up gardening as a pastime since the start of the pandemic.*

To encourage this, housebuilder Barratt London has donated 300 seed bombs to pupils at Pinkwell Primary School, Harlington, which is close to its Hayes Village development in Nestles Avenue. 

Seed bombs, also known as guerrilla gardening or seed balls, are a natural seeding technique to create a mini meadow of flowers.

Karen Brown, business manager at Pinkwell Primary, said: “We are working with the children and their parents to build our fields into areas where they can grow and develop their gardening skills. These seed bombs will mark the start of this.” 

Barratt London is building more than 1,500 new homes on the former Nestles factory site.

*Research by Horticultural Trades Association