Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

The Church of England

Gardening Club

Gardening club happens all year around. There's always plenty to do. It is run by parent volunteer Mrs Ashford.

What a Welcome to gardening clubs page.  We have been very busy this year improving the environment of our school.

What a difference 4 years makes!!!

While looking though pictures this week Miss J found the photo taken at the start of our Wildlife Garden Project!  Wow!  We have achieved a massive amount in this time!



Starting Spring in Gardening Club

As spring has sprung gardening club are preparing for the coming season.  We have been sowing seeds, planting bulbs and preparing our vegetable beds.


Popping in to help Class 1

Head gardener, Harry, popped down to help class 1 plant up the flowers that they brought during their visit to Groves Garden Centre.

Preparing for selling our Christmas hyacinths

Harry and George are in charge of planning up the pots we decorated with hyacinths for this year’s Christmas Fair.


Opening of our new wildlife pond

It seems to have taken us forever, but finally we have completed our new wildlife pond.  The children have been fully responsible for this project.  Harry M applied to Wessex Water Conservation for a grant of £350 which he got.  The children then set about digging a big hole to turn into the pond.  And now it is complete.  A big thank you to everyone who has helped; the children from gardening club, Mrs Meek, Miss Jenkin, Vicky Ashford and Sarah Smith (parent helps), Groves Garden Centre for allowing 25 children to come down and choose all the plants and fish that they wanted, David Jenkin (Miss Jenkin’s dad) for building the fence, Darren Edney for donating carpet for the lining of the pond and all of the parents who transported the children to and from the garden centre. We could not have done it without you.


 Raising money for garden equipment 


A big thank you to everyone who donated and brought cakes on Thursday 17th March in the Wheelbarrow and Watering Can cake sale.  We raised £67.45!  With the money we have now brought a new wheelbarrow to help us move dirt and plants around. Four new watering cans so we can water the plants during the summer, three new trowels and a selection of seeds and bulbs for the wildlife garden.  We will be getting very busy after the Easter Break. 

Thank you again for your support.