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Everyone loves the Miracle-Gro'wers Learning Journey gardens at Chelsea

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By Geoff Hodge, Botanical Expert (BSc, MCIHort)
Amy Weatherfield and Verona Okine from Christ Church Primary School. Shooters Hill, Greenwich, proudly show off some of the plants in the garden

There has been a huge amount of interest in our two Miracle-Gro’wers Learning Journey gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

We’ve received lots of great comments from visitors to Chelsea, who have been hugely interested in and very impressed by the flowers and vegetables grown by the schoolchildren. Some of them think we’ve cheated and grown the plants for them! Nothing could be further from the truth and the children should be thoroughly congratulated for their hard work and enthusiasm.

We’ve also had some really ‘special’ visitors to the gardens - some of the children who actually grew the plants. The look of pride on their faces is enthralling when they see their plants actually at an RHS flower show in the Great Pavilion, vying for attention alongside plants grown by seasoned and experienced nurseries.

Of course, the schools involved with the Learning Journey project have been thrilled with their success and national interest in their pupils. Ann Henderson, Headmistress of Stoodly Knowle School, Torquay, said: “We are so pleased for all the girls who worked so hard on this project. An explosion of excitement has swept through the Manor to the delight of everyone.”

Miracle-Gro’wers Learning Journey on BBC TV

We understand that coverage of the gardens and interviews with the children will appear on the BBC TV coverage of RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Friday (27th May). Make sure you watch it and see just how proud and excited the children were!

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