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Royal visitors to the Miracle-Gro'wers Learning Journey gardens

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By John Clowes, Gardening Guru

The crowds throng around the Miracle-Gro’wers Learning Journey gardens to see what the children have grown

Morgan Pritchard and Peter Seabrook greet The Queen on the Miracle-Gro’wers Learning Journey gardens

Wow, what a week we’ve had welcoming hundreds of visitors each day to the two Miracle-Gro’wers Learning Journey gardens in the Great Pavilion of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It’s so exciting, that I haven’t slept for more than 4 hours since it all started!

The crowds just loved the two gardens and have been writing some very complimentary comments in our visitors book. Everyone is really impressed that primary and secondary school pupils can shine in the high-quality plant environment where most exhibits are grown by professional experts. All the dedicated school pupils have done such a wonderful job in growing flowers, fruit and vegetables for the displays. Our two Silver Guilt Medals from a group of RHS judges are rich rewards for so much hard work from our participating pupils. Thanks and congratulations to one and all.

Morgan Pritchard presents a bouquet of flowers to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Prince Philip jokes with Morgan Pritchard and Peter Seabrook of The Sun

The crowds are 5 deep throughout the day and we can expect lots more until the show closes on Saturday afternoon. I thought you may like to see some pictures of the more important visitors to the gardens, who included Her Majesty The Queen, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall who were welcomed by Peter Seabrook (Gardening Editor of The Sun) and Morgan Pritchard aged 8, a pupil of Charlton Manor Primary School.

Ross and Ciaron Loman share the honours with Ella Heath, pupils from Nelmes Primary School, Hornchurch, Essex

A variety of ravishing radishes adorn the Miracle-Gro’wers Learning Journey – Fruit and Vegetables Garden

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