Design, plan and build your own 16sqm Show Garden for the RHS Malvern Spring Festival in May.
The project is extremely rewarding and offers pupils the chance to learn a wide range of skills (planning, gardening, communication and team work). It also encompasses a wide range of curriculum subjects and support is offered throughout the whole process.
Chris Collins - School Gardens Challenge Champion
Starting in 1984 as an apprentice gardener with the Brighton Parks Department, Chris had a good foundation in practical and scientific nature of horticulture, and has since had a varied career. He has worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, later Kew, and finally Westminster Abbey, before entering the world of television. He has appeared on numerous gardening programmes and is perhaps most well known for his role as the Blue Peter Gardener. Chris is keen to support school and community gardening and he will be valuable patron to encourage our fantastic gardener's of the future as they design and build their show gardens.
School Show Gardens
Inspiring the next generation of horticulturists and garden designers, the School Garden area is a sight to behold with amazing designs created and built by local pupils from primary schools right through to colleges. For more information on this year's gardens and how to get involved visit the RHS Malvern Spring Festival page.
For all enquiries contact Sue Verdeyen firstname.lastname@example.org