Leominster School Builds a Special Garden at the Malvern Spring Gardening Show

A small independent school based in Leominster is designing and building a garden with a scientific twist, at this week’s Malvern Spring Gardening Show.

2011 is the International Year of Chemistry (UNESCO) and The Larches School is one of seven schools building gardens at the Show this year. It wanted to be involved as part of its extra-curricular activities, and the garden's theme is 'The Land of Wacky Science'.

Pupils have been planning the garden for many weeks and are very excited about the project. It has helped them develop further knowledge around all aspects of science, the environment and sustainability.

Head Teacher, Helen Fox said:

"The project has allowed pupils to interact with local businesses as they have written to local companies asking for help with sponsorship and the donation of materials to help with the building of the garden. All pupils have worked as a team and enjoyed the interaction with the wider community".

The garden includes many features focusing on chemistry, including a science lab in the form of a garden shed, which has been fitted with a solar panel roof. Many aspects have an up cycle and recycled theme.

The garden can be seen at the Malvern Spring Gardening Show from 12th - 15th May (first day in advance only) at the Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire.

 
 

Article posted on 09 May 2011.