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 will be there for the annual fete on Saturday 19 July 2018: 1.30 to 4.30. Come and say hello?
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: 14 May 2018