TV greenhouse and gardens expert praises nursery

The garden designed by staff and kids at a St Albans nursery has been praised by a TV presenter renowned for her skills with greenspaces and glasshouses.

Charlie Dimmock reportedly praised Smallford facility for its efforts in creating a Winnie the Pooh garden as part of a national scheme, the St Albans and Harpenden Review revealed.

The Busy Bees nursery was participating with another 134 of branches of the chain and was named in the stars top ten favourites, according to the newspaper.

It explained it was part of a scheme to raise money for Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital, with each of the 135 sites being furnished with seed packs and other equipment to help establish their green areas.

"This entry impressed the judges with its colourful and creative design as well as interesting features including stepping stones and a vegetable patch," Dimmock told the publication.

She especially liked the presentation, the celebrity added.

According to the article, nursery manager Lorraine Middleton revealed the kids enjoyed assisting in the planting and maintenance of the garden.

Meanwhile, those with exotic plants in their outdoor space or greenhouses have been asked by the Royal Horticultural Society to report on the damage caused by the harsh winter last year.