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School Grounds Celebration
Page last updated 28/05/2016
For many years, Lincolnshire Gardens Trust has run a School’s Celebration event at the end of each Summer Term.  Local schools across our County have been visited by a member of our committee and received recognition for the green fingered endeavours of staff and children in your school grounds. But with the ‘growing’ amount of excellent work across the county, we feel that it’s time for a change!
Welcome to our new approach to celebrating
gardening in your school.

All children love to get growing and we recognise at Lincolnshire Gardens Trust that these little green fingered eco-warriors are our gardeners of the future, and are being nurtured with your help. To celebrate this, we invite you to take part in our first……
Open Schools’ Gardens Weekend.

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Gardening is not just for grown-ups, for summer, or just for those with large gardens or school grounds. There are hundreds of ways children have fun both in and outdoors, caring for their school’s environment - from miniature gardens, hanging baskets, garden pots, planting bulbs, pond areas and from weeding, digging and watering vegetable plots.
We hope this will become an annual event in which you would like to take part and we encourage you to participate. The event will celebrate your efforts in enhancing the school environment for the benefit of your children and to raise funds for more gardening activities to be carried out in your grounds.
Our Trust has a commitment to help and encourage schools to develop their school grounds, no matter how small or large. We can offer advice and help in maintaining specific areas within your grounds e.g. growing of vegetables / managing conservation areas.
Watching children ‘blossom’ in their gardening efforts is really something to celebrate, so join in with the Lincolnshire Gardens Trust Open Schools’ Gardens Weekend.
If you and your school are interested please contact;
Mrs Emma Schofield
(Education Team, Lincolnshire Gardens Trust).
Email: emma.schofield3@btinternet.com your school name and opening time slot by Friday 28th March.
This will enable an advert to be created and displayed in local press/ on radio / in local Garden Centres etc nearer the time of the event.
All schools participating will receive a certificate in recognition of their efforts and may have the chance to feature in a published article in Lincolnshire Life Magazine.
A great piece of evidence for your Food for Life/ Eco-Schools application, a great school fundraiser and community event so sign up and take part.

So let’s make this a bumper crop of participants for our Open Schools’ Gardens Weekend!

Photos from the Trust's visit to Boston West Academy in July 2015:
DATE: Saturday 5th July or Sunday 6th July, 2014
Activity: To open your school grounds for a 2 hour slot for the public to come in and view. Donations at the gate
(Perhaps offer tea/ coffee etc)
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Information from Gosberton House School

'We won Gold in  East Midlands School Gardens competition. The children were so pleased.  During the assessment visit one of the children made me so proud.  The assessor pointed to a tomato plant and asked the pupil what it  was.  Pupil replied very quickly and talked about the companion planting - marigolds.

I thought you would like to see the photos from our 2015 Open Garden Sunday linked to Lincolnshire Garden Trust.  Our theme was Gardens around the World.
By the end of the work several children could talk about Joseph Banks in great detail.  Please feel free to  use any of the photos to promote the Open School Gardens event of 2016.

Photo 1 - English Country Garden by Parents and Governors.
Photo 2 - A Japanese garden.  This garden is still  doing really well.
Photos 3 & 4 - Sir Joseph Banks visit to Australia
Photo 5 - Belguim.  Flanders fields and the famous detective  - Poirot
Photo 6 - A Nepalese  garden following the earthquake
Photo 7 - Italian garden - complete with Mount Vesuvius.  The  eschscholzia are the hot lava.
Photo 8 - French garden


2016 Open School Gardens event
Here at Gosberton House we are opening on Sunday 3rd July 12:00- 4:00.  Our theme this year is Families.  If you are in the area please call in for a walk around our gardens and  a cup of tea.  We will a plant stall provided by a local nurseryman.  Our children have  an enterprise stall.  Last year we sold lots of sunflower plants!

Kind Regards,


Lee Gregory
Deputy Head
Gosberton House School