Over the weekend 18th and 19th June, we opened our school Eco Garden to the public, as part of the Pershore Open Gardens Weekend. It was a lovely weekend and Pershore was full of visitors enjoying the many and varied gardens on show. Our garden had over 200 visitors across the two afternoons, all of whom were very impressed with the garden and with the knowledge and confidence of the children who showed them round. Visitors were also able to enjoy a rest in the hall, with tea, coffee and cake (donated by parents as part of our Open Gardens Non-school Uniform Day), for a donation to school funds. Plants were also on sale. We will be able to use the money raised over the weekend in order to further enhance and improve the gardens next year.
Thank you to Bob Hares, Val Houghton and Ken Corrigan, from the parish, for their help and support all year with the garden, and for supporting the children on the day. Also, thanks to the parents, pupils and staff who gave up their Saturday or Sunday afternoon (or in some cases both), to sell plants, supervise children, serve teas and coffees, or wash up.
Scroll down through the photos to read comments left in our Visitors’ Book.
Visitors’ Book Comments
Here are just a few of the lovely comments that visitors wrote after visiting our garden:
‘This has been the most exciting part of the afternoon-the children were well-informed and so enthusiastic. They clearly love their eco garden! I am a new gardener, just around the corner in Head Street, and I have written down so many interesting ideas to adopt in my own patch! The tea and cakes were delicious – the walnut and strawberry cake by Val (I think) was so-o-o good! Thank you.’
‘Wow, what impressive gardens and lovely girls that showed us every plant and named them. Bob has taught them well: watch out Monty Don, these gardens will want their own TV show. The Eco diversity was quite amazing and everything neat and tidy and safety well thought about. Teas and cakes delicious and thank you for our friendly welcome’
Irene and John Ingles from Redditch
‘Garden looks excellent, guides very informative, strawberries tasted a treat! A really good selection of plants, some available to buy. highly recommend anyone to visit to see just how well the youth of this country are flourishing.
‘What an excellent exhibition of hard work and productivity. It is nice to see children so enthusiastic about growing their own produce. Well done to all concerned.’
Visitors from Solihull
‘Thank you very much for opening your gardens to us; I was most impressed by the standard red currants and gooseberry-and the two young ladies who took me round!’
Janet Hastings, Worcester
‘We enjoyed a fabulous hour of your garden with Josh and Charlotte: what a credit they are to your school. They were very well informed, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I can’t believe how much you have grown and how much better it is than ours at home. I wish our grandchildren lived near enough to come here! Thank you.’
Pat and Alan (and Dotty Dog)
‘It was a pleasure to visit the gardens. All the children were so polite and helpful and it was nice to see that the children were so interested in the garden. Thank you.’
Sally, June and Mike
Well done Evie and Freya for a truly delightful and informative tour of the garden and well done to all involved in all the hard work needed to get such horticultural results. All wonderful!’
Wendy and Don Iving (Solihull)
‘So impressed by your lovely garden. What a wonderful way to involve and educate about nature and the food we eat. Having the children showing us around was inspired. Their pride and enthusiasm shone through. Thank you to Daniel and Tom for your excellent guiding services. The cake was delicious too!’
Caroline and Richard
‘My two young guides were so enthusiastic and helpful, the gardens are lovely and well tended.’
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