We are taken on a tour of St Catherine’s School Garden in Horwich who are preparing for Horwich in Bloom 2015

Year 6 at St Catherine’s School Garden in Horwich

The sun finally came out over St Catherine’s School in Horwich so trowels in hand and watering can at the ready, the year 6 kids showed us around their brilliant little allotment and polytunnel in their school garden.  These kids aren’t new to horticulture, last year they had a display at the RHS Tatton Flower Show.

Tony Clift Site manager  said, “it’s brilliant that Mr Fothergills gave the kids such a huge amount of packets of seeds, and Horwich in Bloom supplied the baskets and troughs too, the pupils really do enjoy the time they spend over here in our plot.”

It isn’t just playing in the soil for the children.  Gardening compasses everything from science, history, and design too.  It’s so important that kids find that connection with nature and the world around them again.

When we asked the kids what they all thought of gardening they all leapt at the chance to say how much they enjoyed it, so roll over Monty Don there’s some new experts on the block.

Not only are these little Green Fingered kids preparing for Tatton but also for Horwich in Bloom 2015 too, at this rate they will be at the Chelsea Flower Show by the time they hit 18 years old!

A massive thanks to Horwich in Bloom for supplying the hanging baskets and flower troughs and Mr Fothergills Seeds for the big bundle of seeds too.


Mr Fothergill’s have supplied St Catherine’s School in Horwich with all the seeds they need to produce a really beautiful school garden this year as part of Horwich in Bloom.  The blog posts are written by Vicki Robinson, who writes for the Bury Times and the Bolton News and is involved in the Horwich In Bloom for 2015.

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One Response to “We are taken on a tour of St Catherine’s School Garden in Horwich who are preparing for Horwich in Bloom 2015”

  1. Mr Barry Jubb says:

    It’s nice to see St Catherine’s Primary School, Horwich, seem to have set the benchmark for the rest of the schools in Horwich. By the time I the Horwich in Bloom Judge around to judge all the schools should have mature hanging baskets and flower troughs. Which by the looks of St Catherine’s will be very challenging this year all thanks to the initiative given by the Horwich in Bloom Committee, who thank Mr Fothergill’s for supplying the seeds to aide in making all Horwich schools brighter this year.
    I am very much obliged to Mr Fothergill’s for their support in this project, Mr Barry Jubb, Chairman, Horwich in Bloom.

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