Horticulture students line Leicestershire rehabilitation centre driveway with trees

Horticulture students are helping to transform the landscape around a new rehabilitation centre in Leicestershire.

The team of level three learners from Brooksby Melton College helped plant 30 trees along the Get Busy Living centre’s driveway, and have already volunteered more of their time to help with future projects to develop the surrounding area, using the skills they’ve learned on their course.

The £1 million rehab centre provides support, advice, relief and treatment for people who have suffered a serious injury or disability through taking part in sport, and is the first of its kind in the UK.

Grace Smith, one of the students who helped with the tree planting, said: “I enjoyed being a part of something for a good cause. It will be fantastic to look back in a few years and be able to see the tree that I planted during this visit.”

“Visiting the centre was a fantastic experience for our level three horticulture students,” added Mike Salotti, a horticulture lecturer at the college. “They were able to gain valuable experience of planting over 30 Fastigiate Hornbeam trees.”