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Nice to see you, to see you...

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By John Clowes, Gardening Guru

Nice! We’ve had some very interesting visitors to our gardens during the last few days, and it has been great to see them – and the children have all been so excited to meet, greet and show them the gardens.

Hoblett Manor
Imogen Miles and Kimberley Luxton from Hoblett Manor with Chelsea Pensioner, John

Little Sutton
Abbie Roberts and Hannah Blundell of Little Sutton with Lord Taylor of Holbeach (right)

Some of the residents of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea have been to see us, including John seen here with Imogen Miles and Kimberley Luxton, pupils from Hoblett Manor Primary school Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Another very important visitor was Lord Taylor of Holbeach, the current Defra Minister for sustainable development, seen here with Abbie Roberts and Hannah Blundell, pupils of Little Sutton Primary School from the Wirrall, Cheshire.

Corelli College
Sehlah Sharif, Lucy Cavanagh and Sadie Ilett from Corelli College with their Garvinea gerberas

Carr Green
Ella Fitt and Harry Graham from Carr Green with their ‘Meals on Wheels’ vegetable wheelbarrow

Also attending were pupils of Carr Green Primary School, including Ella Fitt and Harry Graham, who travelled all the way from Brighouse, Yorkshire, to show off their stupendous ‘Meals on Wheels’ wheelbarrow full of veg.

On the Flower garden, 3 pupils from Corelli College, in South East London, showed off some magnificent Garvinea hardy gerberas in bright red that they had nursed into bloom in time for the show.

To complete our team of helpers who greeted the public and gave out thousands of leaflets, we are extremely grateful for all the hard wok put in by Charlton Manor School, Greenwich, Weeth School from Camborne, Cornwall and the delightful young pupils from Stoodley Knowle Preparatory School in Torquay, Devon.

There were many long journeys for our Miracle Gro’wers and we thank them and their schools for taking the time and spending the money to help us make this RHS Chelsea Flower Show a wonderful success. The visitors you met will remember your smiling faces and your welcoming words for many years to come. Well done everyone that has helped out this week.


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