Redrow Helps Children Grow A Love For Nature

Featuring hedgehog highways and bug hotels, a visit to Redrow’s show gardens was the natural choice for a field trip for children from a Bedfordshire school.

Redrow is working with the RSPB to improve biodiversity in and around its Caddington Woods development between Chaul End and Caddington.
 
The show home gardens are interlinked with lots of features designed to demonstrate how homeowners can encourage wildlife to thrive in their own gardens.
 
The gardens also present lots of opportunities for children to learn about different species’ habitats as pupils from The Vale Academy discovered.
 
Kate Hooft, head of school for The Vale Academy, in Dunstable, said: “The children of year five thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Caddington Woods, where they took part in a nature trail searching for creepy crawlies and learnt lots of fascinating facts about the development from the site manager.  The visit was a great addition to the children’s Forest School activities at The Vale Academy, and they even had the chance to flex their mathematical muscles working out how many bricks it took to build one house. The children had a thoroughly enjoyable time.”
 
The children were also given copies of What Happens on Redrow Green, a book written by Redrow’s Pauline Turnbull to teach youngsters about the natural environment and the different habitats that animals call their home.
 
Tonia Tyler, sales director for Redrow Homes (South Midlands), added: “The gardens at Caddington Woods demonstrate just how important it is that we provide homes for nature as well as humans. It was great to see the children taking such a strong interest in the natural environment, exploring the gardens and trying to identify the different creatures.”
 
The ‘green’ features within Redrow’s show gardens include a small bird bath, where birds, insects and other wildlife can drink and bathe;  a bug hotel, offering shelter for a variety of species including solitary bees, bumblebees, ladybirds and woodlice; while holes in the fences create hedgehog ‘highways’ and there’s also a hedgehog ‘hotel’.
 
Wildflower turf has been laid and provides additional support to wildlife including bees and butterflies.
 
When it comes to homes for humans, Caddington Woods has plenty to offer, featuring three, four and five-bedroom designs from Redrow’s sought-after Heritage Collection with its Arts & Crafts inspired architecture and bright, modern interiors.
 
For more information see www.redrow.co.uk/caddington or call 01582 788 194.









Children from The Vale Academy explore Redrow’s show gardens at Caddington Woods.

Publish date: 08/09/2017