Community

We plant and maintain several flower beds in the villages of Knockholt and Halstead near to where both our sites are based. This not only creates more pleasant surroundings for all, but also allows us to give something back to the community. These flower beds are replanted several times a year.

Currently there are three beds in Knockholt, one in Pratts Bottom and four in Halstead. These are planted in the Spring and Autumn with appropriate plants and maintained to the usual Coolings high standards.

We are also proud to support Knockholt Horticultural Society and take part in several events throughout the year.

Get involved with our 2016 Schools Program Coolings Busy Bee Gardener
 
Fun & Education!
(Pre-school up to key stage 2 Science + Art & Design)

Here at Coolings, we understand the importance of active learning at all ages. That’s why, in 2016, our Busy Bee Gardener can visit your schools to lead gardening workshops, talk to pupils in a fun and engaging way and it’s easy for your school to be involved. Simply contact Jane by email janewiseman@coolings.co.uk or by calling 01959 532269 for more information or to book a visit.
 
With the  Busy Bee Gardener  children will learn:
how, and what plants need to grow also how much “Plants are like people!”. Seed sowing, bulb planting, learn how volcanic rock helps your seeds to grow!
 
Winter Term
Time to plan – “what can we grow to eat” or colourful flowers before the Summer holidays. Seed packet designing. Classroom workshops available in January and February.
 
Spring Term
“Behind the Scenes” Tours at Coolings 2016 – Monday to Friday on w/c 7th March and w/c 14th March.

Why not bring your Pupils to Coolings for a guided tour of the garden centre & production nursery? Come along and see our fabulous potting robot and nurturing reservoirs! The visit includes a planting workshop, giving you and your pupils the skills to produce a wonderful garden back at school.

All of our school tours are followed by light refreshments. Including mini cupcakes made by the Coolings bakers.
 
Summer term
Schools Growing competition
Tallest Sunflower- we will supply the young sunflowers for you to grow on.
Heaviest potato – we will supply the seed potatoes for you to grow on.
Judging/ Weighing by the Coolings judge in July
 
Autumn term
October/November I can visit school for indoor/outdoor bulb planting workshops,
call Jane Wiseman on 01959 532269 to find out more.

Fund raising and donations

Coolings Charities

Coolings support many local charities through donations and fund raising. Many charities every year can be seen at both sites collecting by our entrances for local causes.

Charities we support include:

Perennial
Young Epilepsy
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Breast Care Awareness
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Alzheimer's
Rain
Alexandra Rose Day
Dovetail Two
Harris HospisCare
Hospice in Weald