Sunflowers Gardening Club

Our gardening club provides opportunities for children to experience growing their own produce and plants.  The club enriches their development, linked to Science, Geography and their understanding of the world. 

The club makes links with the local community -  including Broxbourne in Bloom and visits out and about. We also involve the children in competitions run by The RHS and other horticultural providers.

Additionally, the club provides children with opportunities linked to Citizenship by encouraging them to think of ways to continue it's success, through running stalls at the school fete or writing to local companies for support.   

We are proud to say that our 2014 entry ' War Horse' at The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, won 1st prize in the 1WW Centenary Scarecrow competition.

Gardener of the Week

Every week a Gardener of the Week is chosen.  They are picked for good listening, taking part, contributing to discussions about the gardens and helping grown-ups.
Gardeners of the Week (4) Gardeners of the Week (3) Gardeners of the Week (2)

To view images of our first crop of potatoes, strawberries and raspberries please click here...

14th June 2017.

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The children have been working hard weeding, planting seeds and new flowering plants. March 2017. Visit our Image Gallery to see more... Garden club March 2017 (10) Garden club March 2017 (12)
Autumn 2016 harvest time! Harvest (6) (337 x 600) Harvest (5) (600 x 337)
Harvest (4) (337 x 600) Harvest (3) (337 x 600) Harvest (2) (600 x 337)

Broxbourne in Bloom 2016

Sunflowers Gardening Club have been awarded 1st place in the 'Best School Gardens' category of th2 2016 competition. The judges said, 'they were delighted by the children's enthusiasm, participation and eagerness to show off their knowledge and creativity.'  The children were presented with a framed certificate, a cup and vouchers by Deputy Mayor, Councillor Carol Crump, who visited our school on 4th October 2016.  Visit our Image Gallery to see more...

Broxbourne in Bloom award (3)
Gardening Club Trip to Hampton Court - Monday 29th June 2015

After last year’s success, children from Sunflowers Gardening Club made the trip to Hampton Court to set up this year’s scarecrow entry, ready for judging by the public.  Vincent Van Gogh was the inspiration for our entry. This year’s theme is Celebrating Art History.  Van Gogh is made from recycled materials and seasonal flowers.  

Unfortunately we did not make it into the final three however we were very proud to make it to the final for a third year in a row. Mrs Palmer and Mrs Watford would like to thank all the children that they have gardened with this year for their hard work, Loukas V for volunteering and their families too for their ongoing support.

 

Scarecrow 2

Visit our Image Gallery to see more...

 

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War Horse 2014 Entry

RHS 1st Place (424 x 600)

RHS 2014 1st Place

Broxbourne in Bloom 2nd Place (424 x 600)

Broxbourne in Bloom 2014
2nd Place

Our 2014 entry into Broxbourne in Bloom won 2nd prize, which was presented during afternoon tea on the 17th September 2014 with the Mayor. Click here to the children receive their prize.  They were also lucky enough to meet characters from this years pantomime, 'Jack and the Beanstalk.