We have invited 50 primary and junior schools in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk to take part in our Garden design competition where each participating pupil is asked to design a wildlife garden for their school to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Being based in Welney deep in the Fens, wildlife conservation has always been important to us and we feel that the best chance our native flora and fauna has for survival lies in teaching the next generations how to care and preserve our native wonders!
For this competition, we thought we would share a show reel of our wildlife show garden that we exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2005. The garden was sponsored by the Essex wildlife trust and Lush cosmetics and demostrates that wildlife gardens don’t have to be wild jungles!
The show reel shows Jane Owen introducing the show from our garden and includes Jenny Bond presenting the wildlife aspects of the garden to some school children plus Julia Carling and Chris Baines, the well known broadcaster and wildlife expert discussing the fact that our garden had such a high ratio of native herbs and flowers.
Chris Packham also highlights in a chat with Andy Sturgeon the fact that there are 15 million small gardens in the British Isles with every one of them having the potential to be a small nature reserve.
Why not take a look at it: