School Gardening

This is a group for everything about school gardening. From the usual like grow bags and strawberries to the unusual like white tomatoes and runner beans from the Jungle.

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South Yorkshire schoolgirl’s grand design clinches gardening title

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SUN school gardens: register now for free gerbera plants in our £6,000 giveaway

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wheel chair access hard surface

Started by michelle duxbury. Last reply by SureSet Permeable Paving Oct 23, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi, I have been asked by a primary school to realise a garden designed by the children, approx 20m x 10m, with 9 raised beds. They need wheelchair access therefore a hard surface required and  budget…Continue

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Comment by Simon on March 8, 2014 at 20:40

Hi All,

I hope you don't mind me joining your group uninvited. But I will find this subject interesting. We introduced a range of gardening tools aimed at young children. Good sturdy stuff as most iv'e seen are of poor quality. The thing is I just can't get the parents interested. We do shows and loads of kids pick them up, but the parents just say "put that down" and walk past. I think all kids should be in the garden!



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Comment by John Cavill on January 26, 2012 at 19:55

Hello WoodBlocX!

For anybody who hasn't seen the WoodBlocX raised beds, planters, seats and everything, believe me they are brilliant! At John Whitgift Academy in Grimsby we constructed a large WoodBlocX bed and its the best bed we have. Here is a link to the project, top item:

It was so easy to costruct, paint and we grew the 3 sisiters American Indian bes in it.

Thank you WoodBlocX for such a great growing system!

Comment by WoodBlocX on January 26, 2012 at 16:38

Free WoodBlocX for schools at the moment

We put in woodblocx in over 200 schools nationally last year everything from sandpits to meter deep ponds!

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Comment by Martyn Howe on July 10, 2011 at 23:38
Hi there. My Names Martyn and my Business specialises in the Maintenance & Grass Cutting of School Grounds & Gardens

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Comment by Phil Voice on March 19, 2011 at 21:17

Thanks John


I'll forward now.


Please mention LJN when you make contact.

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Comment by John Cavill on March 19, 2011 at 21:08

Hi Phil,

Whitby is about an hour and a half from me and I know it well. If you pass the details on to me I will help them.



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Comment by Phil Voice on March 18, 2011 at 11:10

I received this yesterday - area North Yorkshire


"I am emailing you to see if you could help me or give me some advice. 


I work in a primary school and we don't have any grass or any where to grow our own produce.  I want to set up a project to show children how to grow their own produce and also the out of school care club can use the produce in their cooking academy. 


We are in a deprived area and we have tried to raise funds with out success.  Please could you send me details on how much it would cost to set up this project and the equipment i would need."


Whitby North Yorkshire

I have the address and telephone number of the enquirer and if there are any LJN members interested then please leave a comment here and I'll pass them on.

Comment by Dan Pearce on March 11, 2011 at 12:18

Hi John just been asked to come on board a project at RAF Odiham. They have signed up to the RHS Its your neighbourhood scheme. It involves greening up the place with plants, planters etc and getting the local primary school on the base to be involved. So I am off to meet them on Monday to let them know what they can do with the school children to keep them involved utilizing all their plastic bottles, and old boots.

When I have pictures I will share them.

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Comment by John Cavill on March 6, 2011 at 19:42


How about a "keyhole" garden from Africa?


In Africa when it rains everything that is growing in the ground just washes away. Here is a growing system that allows the Africans to grow off the floor and away for the hard rains when they come. All the compostable materials and water goes into the bin in the middle and this prevents evaporation.


It’s a wonderful raised bed to build in a school and great to make links with Africa and more. You can teach recycling and why water evaporates.

Comment by Brigitt Stevenson on March 6, 2011 at 19:36

Thank you John for the invite...I did a Front Elementary School Garden, years ago for an Older school, but everything was torn because there was a new Build of the Building, this past year, only Mature Trees were planted...



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