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' , won 1st prize in the 1WW Centenary Scarecrow competition at The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Gardening Club this week...

The children enjoyed making mini scarecrows and bird feeders.  Click on image below to see more...

Gardening Club (2)

 

During our first Gardening Club of the season, the children worked hard tiding beds and pots, pulling out weeds and old plants, clearing any stones and filling the composter. We now have a fresh gardening bed ready to use. 05/11/2018

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Gardening Club (1) Gardening Club (3)
Last session's harvest! 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)

Past Achievements

Broxbourne in Bloom 2016

Sunflowers Gardening Club were awarded 1st place in the 'Best School Gardens' category of the 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. 

Broxbourne in Bloom award (3)

 

Gardening Club Trip to Hampton Court - Monday 29th June 2015

After our 2014 success, children from Sunflowers Gardening Club made the trip to Hampton Court to set up their scarecrow entry, ready for judging by the public.  Vincent Van Gogh was the inspiration for our entry. The  theme was Celebrating Art History.  Van Gogh was 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 for their hard work and their families too for their ongoing support.

 

Scarecrow 2

 

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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

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