So…. After about 10 months of hard work, planning, designing, working with the RHS, working with well over 100 schools, building and nail biting… We did it, our 2016 Chelsea Flower Show garden was delivered. ‘The Urban School Garden’ was designed around edible plants and every single plant in the garden had parts that were edible. We showed what could be achieved in a small area and requiring no existing soil or plants. This garden can be built completely on hard surfaces so is a perfect example to urban schools of what can be achieved!
All of our hard work, commitment and lack of sleep was well rewarded when we received a fantastic Silver-Gilt Award. Just a few points off Gold so congratulations to everyone involved!
This year for the first time, we have decided to give our garden to an urban school with no current school garden of their own, in fact, many pupils don’t have access to a garden at home, so our Urban School Garden may be the only place these school children get the chance to grow plants and experience the many benefits of ‘Grow Your Own’ and ‘Green space therapy’. This donation is funded by the GRO1000 scheme, which you can read more about here.
We are very lucky to have the backing and support of Jamie Butterworth, RHS Ambassador, Jamie will open the garden and offer help and on-going support to the school – How amazing would it be to be able to have your lessons outside in this fantastic garden?! We are very proud to be able to offer this opportunity to Lawefield Primary School, Wakefield.
Plans are well underway for our 2017 Miracle-Gro'wers Academy so make sure you register your school, and we'll keep you updated - Fingers crossed we are invited back to RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2017! We have a new and exciting theme for 2017, so make sure you register now to avoid missing out.