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8 May 2025 – 11 May 2025 –

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School Gardens

Creating a garden at the Show provides students with the amazing opportunity to design, grow, build and showcase a garden at an RHS Show. By participating, children and young people can gain invaluable hands-on experience with plants and horticulture, while developing an understanding of different growing practices and environmentally friendly gardening whilst being fully supported every step of the way, including from horticultural expert and former BBC Blue Peter gardener, Chris Collins.

This year, the School Garden Challenge is supported by The Brandsford Webbs Plant Company and Syngenta Flowers.

Best School Garden – Bromsgrove School Garden, Over the Rainbow

Bransford Webbs Award for Sustainability – Pathways

Best use of Colour – Bredon

Best use of Recycling – Wye Federation

Best Garden for Wildlife – The Downs

What is the aim of the School Garden Challenge?

To promote gardening and horticulture to a range of children and young adults, by supporting the embedding of the School Gardens Challenge into their curriculum.

The School Garden Challenge is an opportunity for schools and home educators within the three counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

What is the theme for 2024?

The theme for 2024 is ‘The Magic of Music: Choose a song or musical to bring to life in a garden to make your heart sing!’

You can be as creative as you like when designing your garden. You may decide to incorporate a tree, plant a living hedge, build a bug hotel…the possibilities are endless!

The schools taking part in the 2024 challenge include:

The Stourport High School and Sixth Form College

An English Country Garden

A musical floral extravaganza based on the classic English Country Garden.

Bromsgrove School

Over the Rainbow

A garden to take you to the land of Oz.

Nunnery Wood High School

The magical land of Oz.

Somewhere over the rainbow is the magical land of Oz. Adventure along the yellow brick road through our garden towards the emerald city meeting our friends along the way.

Pathways Day Service

Sound of Music – Do-Re-Mi

A garden depicting the 8 musical notes and words associated with the song Do- Re- Mi, featuring alpine themed flora and a central themed sculpture.

Kitebrook Preparatory School

The Circle of Life

Wonder at our “The Circle of Life” garden. Vibrant plants, flowers and vegetables, a nod to our School’s Lion King production and a QR code for a musical journey await.

RGS Worcester

Ugly Bug Ball

The Ugly Bug Ball (Richard and Robert Sherman); using recycled materials to create features and to promote the importance of insects as pollinators within ‘the garden’ and our environment.

Wye Forest Federation- St Briavels C of E Primary School and Redbrook C of E Primary School

The circle of life

It celebrates the enjoyment of music and showcases our discoveries about life cycles through our chosen musical, “The Lion King.”

Pershore College (Part of WCG)

Journey through the seasons from “Spare Oom”

Take a journey through the Wardrobe and into Narnia’s ever changing seasons. The Garden was designed , built and implemented by Supported Learners inspired by Narnia: the musical.

Bredon Junior School

‘Defying Gravity’

Based on the hit musical Wicked, our garden resonates with the show by being a tale of two halves, seeing both sides of the story; good & evil.

The Downs Malvern

The Octopus’s Garden

Come and join our noisy, friendly Octopus in his marvellously musical garden! Using The Beatles song, “The Octopus’ Garden” as their inspiration, the children at The Downs Malvern have devised a wildlife and pollinator friendly interactive garden with the sounds and music of nature and humans running throughout.

Three Counties Academy Trust

TCAT Goes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

A garden based on the much loved family classic musical.

2024 School Garden Applications have now closed.

To be added to the mailing list for future years, please contact Jayne Unwin, Shows Education Executive.


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