Cultivation Street Winners 2022

It’s been another challenging year for many of us, but gardening has provided inspiration, motivation and recreation for millions of Britons. Today we celebrate the Cultivation Street winners of the 2022 campaign. For 10 years my national community gardening competition Cultivation Street has been celebrating the best of Britain’s green spaces. From inner cities to…

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Winners coming soon

As we wrap up another year of Cultivation Street – not just any year, but the 10th year – we are once again astounded by the entries. It may have been another challenging year for many of us, but gardening has provided inspiration and motivation for a lot of us too. It allows us to…

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Falling back in love with Roses

– Falling back in Love with Roses – What better way to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee this summer than by planting the perfect rose in your school or community garden? Roses feature heavily throughout British history and have garnered a reputation as being the perfect quintessential flower. This summer, why not fall back in love…

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Get to Know Your Local Garden Centre

– Get to Know Your Local Garden Centre – Your local garden centre isn’t just a place to get seeds and plants and compost. There’s plenty on offer at garden centres, from top tips to bargain corners, all designed to help you get the most out of your garden. Don’t forget, your local garden centre…

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How to Get the Most from Your Community Garden

– How to Get the Most from Your Community Garden – The purpose of community gardens may slightly differ. Some may focus on being a community hub for learning, or they may focus on socialising or physical exercise. For others, the main goal may be to grow as much produce as possible, be it fruit…

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10 Plants that will Wow Kids at School

10 Plants that will Wow Kids at School Engaging children with nature is so important, teaching them how vital plants are in our lives and how fascinating they are is a joy. Teaching and showing them these plants is sure to get their brains going. Pitcher Plant Pitcher plants are seriously cool –  not least…

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Who is my local Cultivation Street Ambassador?

– Who is my Local Cultivation Street Ambassador? – Cultivation Street aims to celebrate the inspiring stories of community and school gardens across the nation. However, we also want to bring light to the Ambassadors who are always on hand to inspire and help the local communities with anything they need. To find your local…

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Community Gardening and Mental Wellbeing

– Community Gardening and Mental Wellbeing – There are a whole host of benefits when it comes to community gardening. However, one that always seems to ring true is how community gardening has a positive impact on mental wellbeing. Of course, mental health is super important. Creating safe spaces to support and care for your…

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10 Plants for Colder Community Gardens

– 10 Plants for Colder Community Gardens – Though there aren’t extreme temperature differences throughout the UK, there are some areas where it’s a little chillier at certain times of the year. Therefore, it’s important to pick plants that are suited to the climate of the community garden to provide success. So, with that in…

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