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Get to know: Abacus Nursery School – Sunday Mirror

Shirley Wilks & Jill Vella Co-owners at Abacus Nursery, Bromsgrove Learning outside Our Story Written by Shirley Wilks and Jill Vella (co-owners) with input from staff Jane, Rachelle, Jo and Vicky Outdoor play is an important part of our nursery. What can be better than fresh air and having the sky as your ceiling. You…

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Get to know: Hammersmith Academy – Sunday Mirror

Patrick Kirwan Hammersmith Academy Engaging young adults in gardening For me, the most surprising thing about starting a school garden is that most young people don’t need any motivation to engage with horticultural or growing activities. Here at Hammersmith Academy we have found that if we want to inspire young people aged 11-18 with the…

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Enter our Calliope® Geranium Plug Plant Free Prize Draw

Enter our free prize draw for the chance to win 1 of 30 packs of 12 Calliope® geranium plug plants. In Greek mythology, Calliope® was a goddess known for inspiring eloquence and poetry. Similarly, Calliope® geraniums will inspire you to create vibrant, colourful gardens and settings that will be beautiful all season long. Closing date…

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Overall Community Garden Winner 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 prize for this category is: Overall winner – £5,000…

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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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