Keen gardeners take top prize

Keen gardeners take top prize

Green-fingered pupils at a Cumbrian school have scooped first place at this summer’s Royal Horticultural Society’s Tatton Park Show — about 18 months after their gardening club got going.

Pupils aged between seven and 11 at Kendal Castle Park primary meet every week after school to plant, weed, tend and water their school garden’s vegetables and flowers.

The school entered the RHS School Gardening Vegetable Trug Competition – and to their surprise, won.

Fiona Barrett, gardening club leader, said: “The children showed incredible commitment coming to the club every week and learning a great deal about gardening.

“They were gobsmacked when they found out that they won the award. Everyone at the school is very proud of their achievement.”

The school received a shield, presented in assembly last week, and a £50 gardening voucher.

Main Pic: Winning pupils from the Gardening club with their prize shield