Since its launch in 2013, the Cultivation Street campaign has expanded to support hundreds of school and community gardening projects across the UK. It is now a thriving hub for gardeners to share stories, top tips and advice as well as access a plethora of free resources to enhance their gardening projects. For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we take a look at one of our fantastic Garden Centre Ambassadors from our 2018 competition.
Andrew Wright, Gardens Group Yeovil
Andrew Wright is the Manager for The Gardens Group Brimsmore Garden Centre. He has supported local schools and events by donating gardening resources and helps to organise events in store. In 2018 he was one of our highly commended ambassadors in our competition.
Interaction with the community
Outside the garden centre, Andrew has made great connections with the local community by donating items such as compost, hand tools and plants. Last year, he helped to plant up the new village hall alongside the people of Kingsbury Episcopi, who were thrilled with the result.
Inside the Garden Centre Andrew has been involved in a range of events including Paint a Pot and Find the Bees sessions for children as well as giving talks on a variety of topics for adults, for which he includes free leaflets packed full of ideas.
In his own words in 2018...
“Being an ambassador is a real privilege, it allows me to work on a huge variety of community projects. It’s a joy to see children participating in gardening and getting their hands dirty and they learn so much along the way. With this in mind, we now stock a whole range of seeds aimed at young gardeners so that they can embrace growing at home. I’ve always been interested in plants and working outside from an early age and therefore really enjoy being ambassador and educating others about the importance of plants and gardening.”
If this story has inspired you to become part of the Cultivation Street campaign, register for free now to take your community gardening project to the next level.
You’ll receive an array of free resources, from seed packs, Calliope® plug plants and planting calendars to seasonal newsletters jam-packed with gardening advice, ideas and success stories to whet your gardening appetite. You’ll also be given a chance to win big in the annual Cultivation Street competition, which has a staggering £20,000 to giveaway to school and community gardening projects that are changing the lives of people across the UK.