Bristol in Bloom's Edible Garden competition

9th April 2018
The challenge for the Bristol zoo gardening competition was to design a small garden using edible plants.
The site had a south/south-west aspect with afternoon sun and would be a summer display. The design had to be drawn up and placed on the A3 planning competition sheet provided.

The children of the gardening club studied and learned what plants and flowers were edible and accessible for a summer garden, examples included herbs, edible flowers such as violets and nasturtiums, fruit bushes, red clover and wild garlic.

The children then used coloring pencils to bring their design to life while also thinking about other aspects of a garden such as sunlight, the shade of overhanging trees, the Season and type and height of plants.

The children of the gardening club worked over a very short scheduled time and the pressure was on! Their entry in a beautifully decorated envelope was hand-delivered just in time to the judges.

There were 51 entries from 10 schools, St John's was awarded first place in the 4-7 age category. The prize was £20 in vouchers for future gardening projects.The judges said they were delighted to see so many different ideas and designs.

Well done to ALL the children in the Gardening Club who's hard work and dedication achieved this.

Mrs Louise Neale