Gardening books given to Mid Sussex schools

MST 160315 Organisers of Haywards Heath Strictly gardening event giving local schools over 100 gardening books signed by author, Martyn Barr. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150316-222433001
MST 160315 Organisers of Haywards Heath Strictly gardening event giving local schools over 100 gardening books signed by author, Martyn Barr. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150316-222433001
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Gardening books have been donated to schools in Mid Sussex ahead of a community fun day.

More than 100 books have been given to schools to celebrate all things green as part of Haywards Heath event Strictly Gardening, which will be opened by Charlie Dimmock.

The event, set to take place on May 16, is being organised by Haywards Heath Town Team with West Sussex County Council.

A spokeswoman for the town team said: “We are giving all the local schools over 100 gardening books signed by author Martyn Barr.”

“These books are a young person’s guide to the work of all the creatures who live and work together to make our gardens and green spaces thrive.

“We’re delighted Martyn will be with us to sign copies on the day too and also give an insight into bees, the hardest working creatures on the planet.”

Strictly Gardening, which is an official part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival, will be Mad Hatter’s Tea Party themed.

Gardening expert and TV personality Charlie Dimmock will be opening the event as well as being part of the celebrity Gardener’s Panel, chaired by Jean Griffin of BBC Radio Sussex & Surrey, for a public question time on all things green.