Garden Club at Newborough School are transforming an old swimming pool into a garden.
Fen Drayton Garden Club are building a barefoot sensory path.
Thongsley Fields School, Huntingdon, has started a Forest School development, a national scheme to enhance the experience of Reception level children through outdoor activities in a woodland setting. Allison Box, Outdoor Learning Adviser at Cambs County Council, has sent us this report:
“The team have already started taking groups of children into the woodland weekly and have informed me that they are seeing many benefits already including increased self-confidence, resilience, social skills, and physical fitness. Children have enjoyed learning how to manage the risks present in the woodland during their tree climbing and exploration. They are also building a healthy respect for the natural world around them. They are developing their communication skills further and improving their gross and fine motor skills as a result of the physical aspect of their weekly experiences. Their creativity is being enhanced through natural artwork they are creating such as mud faces on trees, story pictures etc. “
Bright Futures: Sponsorship of an horticultural class at the County Show.
Research Grant: still available
Garden Apprentice: post still available
Study Day on Saturday 19th March 2016
Hemingford Abbots Village Hall PE28 9AH
10 am Coffee
10.30 – 11.30 Ann Colbert, Garden Historian CGT – ‘The significance of health and legislation on the development of public parks’ with reference to the Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich.
11.30 – 12.30 Zoe Crisp, Business Development Executive, Arts Research Consultancy, Manchester -‘Exploring urban back gardens in England in the nineteenth century, when did gardening become a ‘nation’s passion rather than a rarefied pursuit for a leisured few?’
12.30 – 1.45 Lunch
2.00 – 3.00 Barry Smith, Head Gardener, Stowe (National Trust) – ‘Restoring Capability Brown’s Stowe’
3.15- 4.15 Andrew Sankey, Gardens Lecturer – Joseph Paxton and the Great Glasshouses
Tickets available from: Alan Brown, Foxhollow, 239 High Street, Offord Cluny, St Neots PE19 5 RT email: [email protected] Tel: 01480 811947
Price: CGT Members £22.50, Guests £27.50 to include coffee and buffet lunch
Parking at back of hall or in street
Christmas Lecture at 10 am on Thursday 1st December 2016
Kings College, Kings Parade, Cambridge
Speaker: Dr David Jacques: ‘Capability Brown at Home – busy running his family, a Royal Garden, and a nationwide business’.
Tickets available from Alan Brows as above; CGT Members £12, Guests £15.