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Archive for September 2018

The Clare School

Since summer 2017, the team at The Clare School have been working to rejuvenate their garden. An area that used to be inaccessible to disabled pupils is now a beautiful green space with a full-functioning, accessible greenhouse. About the garden The Clare School’s project began when they started work on disused scrub land, featuring a…

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St Peter’s Garden

St Peter’s Garden group was formed in 2008, to provide gardening activities for the parish of St Peter’s Church, residents, children and vulnerable people in the community. About the garden In 2008, the area around St Peter’s Church was completely overgrown. After deciding that the area should be turned into a community garden, volunteers set…

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Springvale Community Garden

Summary Springvale Community Garden was started in 2008 in Sheffield, when a small group of volunteers cleared a disused industrial site which had once been the local sewage works. Now, almost four acres of wilderness have been turned into a valuable community resource. About the garden Blessed with plenty of space, Springvale Community Garden features…

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Welsh House Farm Green Grafters

The Green Grafters are a team of volunteers who beautify disused and scruffy community spaces in their local area. Their main projects are Tarrant Grove Community Garden and the allotment at Tennial Lane, which stretch along a bus route through a local estate and are flanked by a set of low-rise flats. Following the success…

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School Winners 2018

The schools category highlights schools that have been dedicated and involved the children and/or teenagers to create an inspirational school garden. The garden can be edible or ornamental and new or well-established. The school should also be able demonstrate that it is teaching children how to garden and interact with nature. This award is open…

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Winning Ambassadors 2018

This award is for the Garden Centre Ambassadors who have been the most engaged with community and school gardening projects in their local area. In order to credit more of the incredible efforts made by our ambassadors this year there are three winners and 12 runners up. These people are passionate ambassadors who have developed…

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Colour Your Life Winner 2018

A special category this year was the Colour Your Life category, sponsored by Calliope®. The only guidelines for this category were to create and imaginative and stunning display that included vibrant red Calliope® geraniums. After receiving so many stunning designs we decided to double the prizes we had to give away. As a result, there…

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Front Garden Winner 2018

The Front Garden category highlights a street full of pride, as people forge stunning front gardens together. To be eligible applicants must have entered at least three consecutive front gardens. The prize available for this category is £500 + 100 Calliope Geraniums. All the 2018 shortlisted front gardens can be found at the bottom of…

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Small Spaces Winner 2018

The small spaces award is for the best small garden project. We were looking for an area that has been transformed into an inspiring mini garden, wherever that may be. In the past we’ve had balconies, an allotment patch, a holiday caravan plot and even a narrow boat roof! The small spaces category is an…

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Regional Winners 2018

The Community Garden category encompasses fantastic and inspiring community gardening projects and people who are making their local area a greener place to live. We are not looking for designer gardens and horticultural skills – we want entries bursting with community spirit and inspiration. The prizes for this category are: Overall winner – £5,000 1st…

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