Celebrated gardeners aim for Tatton Park double
STUDENTS at Whirley Primary School are hoping to defend their title as top gardeners.
The youngsters created the ‘Best Primary School Garden’ at last year’s Tatton Show, and are hoping this year’s design, based on James and the Giant Peach, will also earn them an accolade.
Headteacher John Rowan said: “I am delighted that once again we are building a garden for the Royal Horticultural Society Show at Tatton Park. We were winners of the ‘Best Primary School Garden’ award in 2015 and would like to make a ‘double’ of it this year.
“The children work extremely hard planning, growing plants and building props for each garden, ably supported by Mrs Janet Carney and her team of helpers who run our Gardening Club.
“Our school garden is looking fantastic at the moment and our plans to bring alive ‘James and the Giant Peach’ are well advanced. Good luck to all involved and thank you for your dedication and hard work.”
Along with pupils from other schools, the students attended a garden workshop in preparation for the RHS Show, which runs from Wednesday, July 20, to Sunday, July 24.