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Dimmock nips into Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars welcomed TV gardening expert Charlie Dimmock to the company's manufacturing plant and head office.

Based at Goodwood near Chichester, earlier this week Dimmock joined children from Fishbourne CE Primary School to help create the wildlife garden, which won the 'Go Wild at Rolls-Royce' competition.

The competition was arranged in partnership with the Sussex Wildlife Trust, an organisation of which Rolls-Royce is a Gold member.

This programme offers scope for children to develop their creative skills within the National Curriculum and to develop understanding of the environment.

The brief was to create a garden which provides habitats for creatures like butterflies, ladybirds and spiders, as part of the food chain for the many varied wildlife species that are frequently seen at the Goodwood site.

These include swans, ducks, geese, moorhens, cormorants, terns, badgers, deer, foxes and owls.

The Fishbourne school children will return regularly to tend the garden and see which animal species have colonised it.

Rolls-Royce employees lent a hand too, preparing the ground and planting specially selected shrubs to encourage insect colonisation as part of the biological food chain at the 42-acre site.

Rolls-Royce has already established over 400,000 trees and shrubs to encourage biodiversity and to ensure that the buildings blend in with the surrounding landscape.

Posted on 02.05.2007
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