Whitchurch Junior School pupils get hands dirty with garden competition with housebuilder

Published date: 10 February 2017 |
Published by: Barrie White
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PUPILS at Whitchurch Junior School got their hands dirty when they took part in a garden design competition run by David Wilson Homes.

Pupils on the school’s Eco Team, made up of three pupils from each year group, were tasked with designing gardens to give them an insight into the process of landscaping for new homes. 

The competition entries will be used as future inspiration for David Wilson Homes gardens, with the homebuilder selecting Year 3 pupil, Alfie Owen, eight, as the winner. 

Alfie was given a Toys R Us voucher as his prize.

Steve Barton, senior sales manager at David Wilson Homes Mercia, said: “We love Alfie’s garden design – particularly the fruit trees and vegetable patch. 

“We hope all the children who participated found designing a garden interesting and we’re happy we could give them  the chance to be a landscaper for a day.”

The homebuilder is currently building a range of three and four bedroom homes at The Mounts in Wellfield Way, Whitchurch. 

Homes are available to buy now and prices start from £225,000.

For more information visit the sales centre, which is  open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5.30pm. Alternatively, you can call 0844 811 3322 or visit

David Wilson Homes Mercia has been awarded the maximum five star official rating from the Home Builders’ Federation (HBF) for the seventh year in a row.

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