Some of the Nightingale Gardeners have started volunteering at Queen Edith's Primary School, working with parent volunteers and staff to make a new school garden. We were there for the annual fete on Saturday 19 July 2018 and the garden looked wonderful (must find some more photos).
Many local (and not so local) children come to Nightingale community Garden out of school hours, so it makes sense to collaborate and co-ordinate with what is happening locally.
Cambridge Botanic Garden - Schools garden
The photo at the top of the page is from the new sign in the Schools Garden at Cambridge Botanic Gardens - a very inspiring place for anyone interested in gardening for, and with, children - and adults too.
RHS School gardening course - at Cambridge Botanic garden - July 2017
One of our garden volunteers went on this one-day course - and learned so much (and had a really fun time too). Here are just a few photos.
Here are some good resources we have gathered:
- Real Seed Company - because they aren't F1 varieties, they can be saved and re-grown each year.
- RHS Campaign for School Gardening - a truly fantastic resource with free-to-access lesson plans, activity sheets, spotter sheets etc. You can register as an individual to access them and they all print off very well - for laminating etc. The RHS also offer very good one-day courses, including at Cambridge Botanic Garden.
- Cambridge Botanic Garden - wonderful education services, including school visits, and also family-friendly events throughout the year. Online guides to their range of activities: including the scented garden, measuring trees etc.
- Lots of good ideas here: Wendy Allen school gardening.
Last updated: 17 August 2018