Developing you own school garden?
If you are thinking of developing your own school garden a visit to our Botanic Garden is well worthwhile. We are working with www.growingschools.org.uk to offer teachers inspiration for their own school grounds, but also be a realistic vision of what is possible on a limited budget.
Looking for tools, materials, seeds etc..?
You may find our 'Useful links' page helpful.
We have many different habitats and ideas which you can see :
- Demonstration garden - coming soon !
- Cornfield annual border
- Wildflower meadows
- Magnesian limestone wildflowers
- Ponds and wet/boggy areas
- Plants for shade, sun etc
- Natural Woodland
- Bird/bat boxes
- A range of plants suitable for hedges/screens, e.g. bamboo, beech, yew....
- Bird Hide
- 'Bug hotel' (an insect habitat feature, see picture on right)
- Examples of how different materials can be used for path edges, beds, handrails etc...
- Interpretation and labeling ideas
- Composting area
We also occasionally have some resources and items we are in a position to give to schools :
We currently have 10 late flowering Buddleia x weyereriana. This is a useful Buddleia for a school garden as it flowers later than the more common B.davidii, which often flowers in the school holidays. This late supply of nectar makes this plant a must for a butterfly garden or wildlife area.
- Corncockle seed
- Assorted used plant pots
- Water Hyacinth plants
- Willow rods for planting living structures