School gets spot at summer show

St Robert Southwell School's edible garden entry SUS-140620-145956001
St Robert Southwell School's edible garden entry SUS-140620-145956001

St Robert Southwell School in Horsham entered the RHS Budding Gardeners Competition at Wisley and as a result the school was offered a spot at the RHS summer show. It was judged at Wisley on Friday May 23 by Chris Collins the Blue Peter Gardener.

This is The Tea Junction Garden that a member of staff and six pupils designed for the Competition. T he edible garden has been reconstructed in the school Organic Garden. The garden contains a selection of leaves to create a perfect cup of herbal tea and salad to make sandwiches.

The children carried out detailed research to find the plants that could be used to make tea. A very attractive path was designed with mosaic pieces to facilitate easy access for insects. The garden also has a Bug Scraper residence for bugs to try and distract them from eating the leaves. A wind chime uses innovative design to deter birds and a very effective watering system was designed to irrigate the garden.

Report and picture contributed by St Robert Southwell School.