BUDDING young gardeners have had the chance to take part in a planting session put together by a leading regional housebuilder.

The session took place at Waddow Heights in Clitheroe and saw a group of Brownies improve their gardening skills on a site run by Barratt and David Wilson Homes.

This was part of National Children's Gardening Week, which runs from May 29 to June 6 and is celebrated by schools, community groups and dedicated gardeners.

Waddington first Brownies group leader Kate Ashley said: "The visit to Waddow Heights was one of our first chances to meet face to face Covid-securely after more than a year of virtual meetings.

"We had a fantastic time improving our gardening skills, and helping in the community at the same time.

"The girls have been inspired to work on their grow your own badge and we're also looking out for other community projects to practice our new skills!”

The Brownies were also commended for their efforts with specially made badges from Barratt and David Wilson Homes.

Managing director Robert Holbrook said: "We were delighted to welcome members of 1st Waddington Brownies Group to Waddow Heights in Clitheroe.

He added: "The young gardeners have done an excellent job, and after an educational session with one of our own landscapers, we hope that they will enjoy doing their own planting and gardening at home beyond National Children’s Gardening Week."