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Generation Gardeners continue to grow

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By John Clowes
Children Learning Gardening


Pupils from Landscove Primary School with The Sun’s Peter Seabrook


Pupils from Stoodleigh Knowne Preparatory School with Peter Seabrook

The schoolchildren from the 25 schools across the country that are involved in growing plants for The Generation Gardens at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show are continuing to grow their plants with great enthusiasm.

The gardens, created by The Sun newspaper, will appear in The Great Pavilion. They feature a wide range of flowers, fruit and vegetables grown by schoolchildren in composts supplied by Miracle-Gro, who is sponsoring the gardens.

Peter Seabrook, gardening correspondent for The Sun, Jane Hartley, Schools Co-ordinator at Scotts Miracle-Gro, and John Clowes have been visiting many of the children, helping them with their growing and passing on great gardening tips.

The two gardens, the “Miracle-Gro’wers Learning Journey – Fruit & Vegetables Garden” (stand GPE2) and the “Miracle-Gro’wers Learning Journey – Cut Flowers Garden” (stand GPE3) are learning journeys in plant care and feature lots of new plant varieties. Find out more about The Generation Gardens.

Feel good about gardening

Scotts Miracle-Gro is also supporting the display by Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres at Chelsea. Hillier MD Andrew McIndoe and his Gold Medal winning team will again be producing a breath-taking display on the prestigious Monument site in The Great Pavilion. The design uses fantastic plant combinations in several separate areas using the theme of ‘Feel Good about Gardening’.

Scotts Miracle-Gro video experts will be on hand on the Hillier garden to film visitors and record what makes them feel good about gardening. The idea is to capture the satisfying events or pleasures in gardening that give a lift of spirit or provide a personal feel-good factor. Perhaps it’s a plant nurtured into bloom or a flower perfume that is a reminder of times gone past. Perhaps it’s the satisfaction of encouraging a child to enjoy new tastes of home-grown food, or simply five minutes in the garden enjoyed at peace with mind, body and soul.

We will then post a selection of these magical gardening moments here on the LoveTheGarden website.

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