It was quite an honour for GardenSite to be asked to supply the Christmas Tree to Birmingham New Street Station this year, and to celebrate we're offering a Champagne High Tea to the winners of a seasonal selfie competition.
Showcasing young musical talent, this year's Winter Concert at Arthur Terry School was an outstanding success and took place against the stunning backdrop of a Christmas Tree donated by GardenSite.
As in previous years, this popular event featured gifted students from the academy giving solo performances or playing in ensembles to create what has become a spellbinding evening.
When GardenSite was first approached to donate a Christmas tree, Partner David Coton was pleased to support a school whose talented students work incredibly hard to ensure such a spectacular show can be enjoyed by the whole community.
A 12ft tree was selected and delivered to the school. Once decorated in traditional style, it helped provide a magnificent seasonal setting for the concert.
After the concert, headteacher Samantha Kibble commented, “The school has an outstanding reputation for performing arts. Our students are creative and versatile and knew how to put on a spectacular show.”
And we received this feedback from School Business Manager, Tracy Phillips, “The event was free to enter, with any voluntary donations going to support the music department, so the donation of such a superb tree was very much appreciated."
"Many thanks for providing us with such a beautiful tree, it looked absolutely perfect and helped transform Arthur Terry into a winter wonderland.”
At this time of the year you'll find a fabulous selection of summer bedding at our Garden Centre in Birmingham. David Coton will be planting the bedding in containers this month to achieve a wonderful display of colour and here are some other jobs to do in the garden in June.
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