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Nature trail activity!

Creating a nature trail in your school or community garden is a great way to support local wildlife ...

Springhallow School

Tell us about your school... We are Springhallow School in Ealing, London. Our school is for young people ...

Health, Happiness and Horticulture!

Introduction Health, happiness and horticulture is the gardening club set up at St Oswald’s ALN Secondary School in ...

St George’s Allotments

St George's Childcare is an Ofsted 'outstanding' nursery and children's charity based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. We care ...

Fruitful Abundance, Brunswick Place Community Gardens

Who , what, where, why... Fruitful Abundance is a Community Interest Company in Northants set  up to improve ...

The Whalley Rangers

Where it all began... Four years ago we decided to do a major litter pick in our neighbourhood ...

Grow for Talgarth

Introduction In 2015 a small group of volunteers decided that the town of Talgarth needed a real cheering ...

Gary Bissett, Inver Garden Centre in NI talks to Cultivation Street

Who are you and where do you work? My name is Gary Bissett and I am the Manager ...

Matthew Lewis ‘Ambassador of the Year 2017’ talks to Cultivation Street

Who are you and where do you work? My name is Matthew Lewis, Events Manager and Cultivation Ambassador ...

Sophie Lyall from Haskins Garden Centre, West End, Southampton talks to Cultivation Street

Who are you and where do you work? My name is Sophie Lyall and I work at Haskins ...

Zoe Stanmore from Dobbies Garden World, Southport talks to Cultivation Street

Who are you and where do you work? My Name is Zoe Stanmore and I am the community ...

Lisa Bond from Poundbury Gardens talks to Cultivation Street

Who are you and where do you work? My name is Lisa Bond and I am the Cultivation ...

The ultimate planting guide for your veg

Nothing tastes as great as vegetables you have grown yourself and it's so easy to get started with ...

Penge Green Gym (Friends of Winsford Gardens)

Introduction How it all began… In 2011, The Conservation Volunteers [TCV] worked with The London Borough of Bromley ...

Olive Branch Community Garden

Introduction Who are you and where are you from? I am Tessa Lynn, Chair of the Olive Branch ...

Highfield Park #GreenGym

Introduction Who are you and where are you from? We are members of the Highfield Park #GreenGym – ...

Dane Ghyll Primary School

Introduction Who are you? Dane Ghyll Primary School Cumbria, Louise Postlewaite What can we find in your garden? ...

Bottesford Juniors High School

Introduction Who are you? Gareth Preston, Bottesford Juniors High School, Scunthorpe. How did you come to hear about ...

School is buzzing to be involved with the #PolliPromise

  Pollinator Promise By Saint Alban’s CE Primary! Join in to save our threatened wildlife! As a part ...

Ancaster Station Adoption

Introduction Who are you and where are you from? Lynda Awcock and Mr Newton from Station Adoption Group, ...

The Top 10 Spring Plants to keep Pollinating insects

Introduction Bumblebees, solitary bees, butterflies and many other pollinators emerge when the weather warms up, but pollen and ...

How to write a press release

Press releases are how journalists receive information about news stories that they may want to feature in their ...

Ambassador Story – Aylett Nurseries

Ambassador Story - Aylett Nurseries Louise Canfield from Aylett Nurseries talks to Cultivation Street Who are you and ...

Ambassador Story – Coletta & Tyson

Ambassador Story - Coletta & Tyson Kelly Beazer from Coletta & Tyson Garden Centre talks to Cultivation Street ...

School Story – The Patch, St Francis School, Dundee

School Story - The Patch, St Francis School, Dundee Introduction St Francis School in Dundee are developing a ...

Community Story – Incredible Edible Dunstable

Community Story - Incredible Edible Dunstable Introduction The Incredible Edible Dunstable community garden in Bedfordshire won £1000 in ...

Community Story – St John’s (Brecon) Well-Being Project

Community Story - St John's Pedre Close Introduction St John’s Pedre Close is a community garden in Brecon ...

Community Story – Magheralin Community Association

Community Story - Magheralin Community Association Introduction David Briggs tells us that the village of Magheralin in Northern ...

Digging techniques to aid you and your garden

Digging in the garden is something we do all the time, whether it’s for planting new trees or ...

Spring Advice from Coletta & Tyson Garden Centre

Now is the time to clean and repair your garden tools; book the lawn mower in for a ...

Cultivation Street National Winner 2017

The Cultivation Street 2017 campaign has reached its highest point, and after much hard work our expert judges ...

Cultivation School Winners 2017

Educating and inspiring the next generation of gardeners is one of the missions we hold most dear at ...

Cultivation Street – Specialist Categories Winners 2017

Cultivation Street is a national gardening campaign that celebrates and supports both community and school gardening projects across ...

Cultivation Street Regional Winners 2017

Cultivation Street is a national gardening campaign that celebrates and supports both community and school gardening projects across ...

Cultivation Street’s top cutting flowers you can grow at home

Wouldn't it be simply wonderful to pick beautiful bouquets from your own community garden? In light, sunny areas ...

Cultivation Street Stories

Cultivation Street is the national campaign to promote and support Britain’s community, schools and neighbourhood gardeners. And in ...

Cultivation Street Stories

Cultivation Street is a national campaign to promote and support Britain’s community gardeners, schools and neighbourhood gardens. The ...

Plant Hall of Fame

Plants! I love them. There are hundreds of amazing, beautiful species all over the world. From the smelliest ...

William Shakespeare’s Blooms

Many of Shakespeare’s plays feature plants as hidden meanings, messages or metaphors. The symbology of nature is powerful ...

Top 10 Fundraising ideas…

Fundraising can be so much fun and is a fantastic way to help raise a little extra cash ...

Cultivation Street Stories

Cultivation Street is a national campaign to promote and support Britain’s community gardeners, schools and neighbourhood gardens. The ...

Front Garden Guide – Hiding your wheelie bin

Wheelie bins are a necessity for the daily task of sorting our household rubbish and recycling. The wheelie ...

Cultivation Street Stories

Cultivation Street is a national campaign to promote and support Britain’s community gardeners, schools and neighbourhood gardens. The ...

Great ideas for kids gardening

Gardening is a fantastic, healthy, fun activity for all children to enjoy. It provides them with the opportunity ...

Grow your own sensory garden

Gardening does take some work, but it should still be fun and not a chore - an activity ...

Wildlife Habitats

Attracting wildlife into your garden is very important. Not only does it provide a shelter and a haven ...

Front Garden Guide- Choosing the right garden fence and gate

Front gardens come in all shapes, sizes and varieties. They can be a beautiful and decorative introduction to ...

Planning what to grow for your garden project…

Growing vegetables is great fun, and of course you can reap the rewards of tasty, fresh produce all ...

What to do in your garden…

Christmas is an extremely chaotic period for many. Why not turn your attention and love on your garden ...

Cultivation Street 2016 Stories

Cultivation Street is Britain's national gardening campaign backed by the horticultural industry which promotes community and school gardening. ...

2016 Cultivation Street Overall Winner

Woodlands Community Garden, GlasgowWe have chosen our overall winner for Cultivation Street 2016, Woodlands Community Garden! The community ...

How to set up a community garden

Cultivation Street was set up to pull together some of the best community gardens across the nation and ...

2016 Cultivation Street Specialist Categories Winners Announced!!

After much hard work and deliberation, the expert judges for the Cultivation Street campaign have decided on winners ...

2016 Cultivation Street Campaign Regional Winners Announced!!!

After much hard work and deliberation, the expert judges for the Cultivation Street campaign have decided on who ...

Our ‘ Magnificent Seven’ School Gardening Projects

Engaging children with gardening is an incredibly rewarding pursuit. It’s not only about teaching them a level of ...

Cultivation Street Ambassador Scheme: New for 2016!

Are you a community or school gardening project that wants professional advice and support? This year the Cultivation ...

Cultivation Street 2015: Meet Winners Bedford Road!

Meet the winners of our 2015 Cultivation Street competition! A panel of judges, including leading figures from the ...

Cultivation Street 2015: Special category community winners

Judging the Cultivation Street entries this year was so hard. All our shortlisted entries had fantastic gardens and ...

Cultivation Street 2015: Regional front garden winners

Judging the Cultivation Street entries this year was so hard! All our shortlisted entries had fantastic gardens and ...

2014 Cultivation School runner-up – Skipton Parish School

School volunteer Kath Pickard was talking to a dinner lady one day about the derelict area at the ...

2014 Cultivation School winner – Ysgol Egsob Morgan

Junior school Ysgol Egsob Morgan in Denbighshire, Wales, has run an Eco Club for five years. Pupils grow ...

2014 Inspiration Street winners – Woodlands Community Garden

Woodlands Community Garden has been built by the community for the community. Over the last four years they ...

2014 Commmunity and Sustainability winner – Footprints Women’s Centre

Footprints Women's Centre has been helping women and children for 22 years. It is based in the Colin ...

2014 Transformation Street Winners – That Bloomin’ Triangle

Toxteth in Liverpool has become increasingly derelict and unoccupied since the riots in the 1980s. Helen Hebden lives ...

2014 Multiplication Street Winners – Hoad Terrace

Twelve neighbours on a terraced road near the Lake District were at a loss as to what to ...

Cultivation Street 2014 Overall Winner – Annie Street

Residents in Annie Street, Salford did not have front gardens - the space at the front of the ...

2014 Commemoration Street Winner – Harry’s Patch

To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the start of the war, on 4th August, we launched a new ...

One year on: Inspiration Street winners King’s Heath revisited

To celebrate the second year of our Cultivation Street campaign, we’re taking a look at last year’s winners ...

Cultivation Street garden centre heroes – Bents Garden & Home

As part of our Cultivation Street campaign, we are going to be looking at garden centres that are ...

One year on: Sustainability and Community winners Greening Brownfield

To celebrate the second year of our Cultivation Street campaign, we’re taking a look at last year’s winners ...

One year on project: Cultivation School winners Minety pre-school

To celebrate the second year of our Cultivation Street campaign, we’re taking a look at last year’s winners ...

Cultivation Street – St Peter’s school garden pond by the students

We’ve had some fantastic entries for the schools category of our Cultivation Street campaign this year. One of ...

Cultivation Street: Guide To Photographing Your Entry

By now your garden projects should be coming into or are in full bloom, so remember to keep ...

How to: plant a perfect hanging basket every time

Hanging baskets are great fun and give you loads of colour and pleasure all summer. They are great ...

Why gardening is so important for children

Launching an RHS school gardening project in Cardiff As a boy I played in the garden all the ...

JOIN CULTIVATION STREET NOW

Community gardens across the UK are not only growing rapidly in numbers but are also doing incredible work, transforming lives as well as the land itself. We would love you to join us now.