Gardening Club

Gardening Club

Growing beautiful flowers, producing healthy organic vegetables, developing environmental awareness and wildlife conservation are the main functions of the award winning BGSG school garden.  The garden area was developed by a team of teachers and pupils during the school year 2011/12.  A tremendous amount of effort went into its construction and it continues to be developed, forming a vital part of the BGSG Eco project.

It is the responsibility of the BGSG gardening club to maintain this facility, to keep it in a tidy and healthy state and introduce innovations.  The garden is largely self financed by plant and produce sales within the school. Meetings take place three times a week in the garden area, which is adjacent to the tennis/netball courts at the rear of the school. 

In the first two years of its existence the garden has won five awards:

 

In addition the school garden was judged as a part of the Bury entry in the successful North West in Bloom entry 2013 (Winner in the Best Large Town category)

The garden contains a number of features to support environmental awareness and conservation.  These include a composting facility, water butt, bee and butterfly garden complete with bee hotel and butterfly house and a bug hotel.  All the fertilisers are organic, no pesticides are used and the purchased compost is peat free.

The garden receives parental support which is a vital part of the maintenance of the facility.  We are indebted to former teacher Miss Cebertowicz for her inspiration in founding this important school facility.

 

 

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