Merton primary school pupils lent a hand at a Raynes Park assisted living development to help get the garden blooming for the summer months ahead.

Year 5 pupils from Joseph Hood Primary School arrived at McCarthy and Stone’s Liberty House development, in Kingston Road, with their green fingers at the ready and helped staff and homeowners to create hanging baskets which are now displayed throughout the garden.

Claire Hudson, Year 5 teacher at Joseph Hood Primary School, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon of gardening at Liberty House, and it was great to see them get so involved with the help of McCarthy and Stone staff and homeowners.

“We are grateful to McCarthy and Stone for inviting us to the development and hope the homeowners will enjoy their lovely garden during the summer months.”

Julie Ward, regional sales and marketing director at McCarthy and Stone South East, said: “We would like to extend our thanks to the children of Joseph Hood Primary School who demonstrated some excellent gardening skills during their visit to Liberty House.

“A tight-knit community and companionship are among the many benefits of living in a McCarthy and Stone development.

“Local children spending time at the development and helping us to create some stunning hanging baskets is a fantastic example of the sense of community spirit here at Liberty House, and we look forward to continuing to build on our relationship with Joseph Hood Primary School.”