As GardenSIte's plant specialist I always keenly anticipate the HTA National Plant Show. This is my chance to visit nurseries, find out what's trending in the horticultural world and source new stock, all from under one roof.
GardenSite welcomes wholeheartedly the government initiative to introduce gardening into the curriculum from September 2014.
It should be clear to everyone who loves gardening that getting children involved at an early age is vitally important.
Pupils from Key Stages 1 – 3 will be taught to 'cultivate plants for practical purposes such as for food or for decorative displays'.
The reasoning behind this move is to improve academic achievement, for example in science, numeracy, literacy and language ability. Life and employability skills are also expected to increase, along with health and wellbeing.
The RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) are also fully behind this exciting innovation and already have 16,300 schools signed up for their 'Campaign for School Gardening'
However, they recognise the next challenge is to ensure that all teachers and schools are prepared. This is where GardenSite can make a real difference by working with schools and supporting them with a wide range of outdoor and gardening solutions. After all, we have already been supplying schools for over 60 years.
• Secure Storage
• Wooden Raised Beds and Grow Your Own Planters
• Outdoor Work Areas and Structures
• Picnic Tables
• Timber, Plastic and Metal Sheds
Ordering is simple and can be done by e-mail, fax or post your signed official order and we will invoice accordingly.
To show how serious we are in backing this initiative, we have appointed a dedicated schools' contact – Dan Saul, who can be reached on 0121 355 7701.
Although our website shows everything you may need in terms of stock, price and delivery details, it's probably best to speak initially to Dan who will be able to help in any way.
Royal Horticulutural Society - Gardening at School.
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With only a few months' training under her belt, GardenSite's own Flori Bosnigeanu took part in this year's Great Birmingham Run, raising over £500 for the city's Children's Hospital.
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Looking for some advice on how to decorate your garden for halloween? David Coton has some great ideas to help you create a horror themed garden to scare your neighbours and any trick & treaters who come to your door.
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