Better Health and Ambassador Winners 2019 – Sunday Mirror

By Caitlin Bellamy | September 19, 2019

Gardens for Better Health – 1st PRIZE Lost The Plot We are unveiling more brilliant Cultivation Street 2019 winners – this week highlighting the plots that make you feel better and people who inspire you to do better. Our community gardening campaign has been blossoming since 2013, handing out prizes totalling £100,000. We’ve celebrated hundreds…

Regional Community Garden Winners 2019 – Sunday Mirror

By Caitlin Bellamy | September 9, 2019

It has been an incredible year for Cultivation Street. Our 2019 campaign has attracted record entries from across the UK since its launch in February. Picking the winners has been harder than ever. Today we’re revealing the first batch, who share nearly £20,000 worth of prizes, plus each finalist gets 100 stunning Calliope® geranium plugs…

Get to know: Masefield Community Garden – Sunday Mirror

By Caitlin Bellamy | August 25, 2019

Masefield Community Garden Published in the Sunday Mirror In a world that is getting ever more conscious about the environment and how to conserve natural resources, it is only expected that this will replicate into community gardening too. Many of the gardens that enter the Cultivation Street community garden competition, sponsored by Calliope, are conscious…

Get to know: St Albans C of E Primary School – Sunday Mirror

By Caitlin Bellamy | August 18, 2019

St Albans School Garden Published in the Sunday Mirror Gardens of all sizes provide us with the opportunity to get outdoors, get our hands dirty and learn some new skills. But these spaces can also have a positive impact of the local wildlife and the wider eco system. You don’t need to spend a great…

5 bulbs to plant now for striking spring colour

By cultivationst | August 15, 2019

Spring bulbs like daffodils and tulips are easy to grow you simply dig a hole, pop them in and wait!  They are time bombs, which are ready and waiting to explode with scent and colour just as you wake up from the ‘big sleep’. Let’s delve into five fantastic bulbs that you can get planting…

Get to know: Louise Canfield from Aylett Nurseries – Sunday Mirror

By Caitlin Bellamy | August 11, 2019

Louise Canfield Aylett Nurseries Published in the Sunday Mirror In an age of technology and convenience, we have become somewhat disconnected with where our food come from. This is particularly true of younger generations. School and community gardens are working hard to educate young people on how their food is produced and show them how…

Plant for September | Rudbeckia

By Caitlin Bellamy | August 8, 2019

Rudbeckia Commonly known as black-eyed susan’s, with their signature black centres and bright leafy yellows the Rudbeckia are a hardy easy to grow plant. Native to North America, they have the ability to keep flowering before the frost hits, bringing a splash of sunshine to your garden for many months. Where to plant Rudbeckia’s thrive…

Get to know: Hilltop Garden Store – Sunday Mirror

By Caitlin Bellamy | August 4, 2019

Hilltop Garden Store Published in the Sunday Mirror Getting outside and exploring nature is great for kids! It not only teaches them new skills and educate them about the world around them, but it also has proven benefits to their health and wellbeing. If you want a helping hand in inspiring your little ones, your…

Get to know: Sunshine Garden Centre – Sunday Mirror

By Caitlin Bellamy | July 29, 2019

Simon Haines Sunshine Garden Centre Published in the Sunday Mirror School gardens are a popular feature of modern-day school life. These gardens give young people the opportunity to get their hands dirty, learn outside and grow their own food, whilst benefitting from the additional exercise and fresh air. Hargrave Park Primary School in Archway, north…

Create a fairy garden| Activity

By cultivationst | July 25, 2019

Fairy gardens are a great way to engage children and inspire them to create their own mini garden. The planting principle is the same and a general garden pot or container is the perfect size… just add creativity. You don’t have to create your garden for just fairies, toy dinosaurs and model characters seem to…