Gardens for Richmond Schools

Richmond Borough in Bloom are seeking help to restart their ‘gardening grants for schools’ scheme which proved popular when launched to Borough schools five years ago.... but the money has run out. Please help us to encourage children to care for nature by giving to our fund which will provide small grants to teachers that enable them to create gardening and wildlife projects in their schools.
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  • £ 5,000.00 Goal
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About the Campaign

The Bloom community group, which has run gardening competitions in the borough for over 25 years, has always sought ways of encouraging children’s interest in their natural environment and previously made gardening grants to 52 borough schools.

The scheme proved highly successful and Richmond Borough in Bloom would like to re-start it. Past grants were used for such works as creating raised borders for vegetables, providing a compost site and a wormery, digging out a pond to establish wildlife and planting a sensory area of plants and shrubs.

Given public support, schools will be able to apply in any term for a grant up to £250 to help meet the cost of plants or equipment. For some, it provides the encouragement to make a start on gardening while for others it will assist in the development of new projects planned. Creating gardens in schools will help build, in kids, a life-time appreciation of our natural environment and a will to care for it. With your help we will be able to start up this great scheme again.

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  • Paula Thomas

    Such a good idea, to help kids learn about, plants and foods and garden life!

    30/01/2018 at 2:15 pm

  • Diana Cano

    Love this

    08/02/2018 at 11:26 am

  • Paula Cole

    Great idea

    13/02/2018 at 12:09 pm

  • Anonymous

    The future belongs to our children.

    28/02/2018 at 3:56 pm

  • Richard Pyne

    Great initiative. Let’s get the children in our borough gardening

    28/02/2018 at 4:11 pm

  • bruce lyons

    Great Cause – looking forward to Salad Days @ Trafalgar
    maybe some of the Schools would like to be involved in our Church Street Goes Green in June

    01/03/2018 at 11:13 am

  • Anonymous

    Sounds a wonderful scheme.

    02/03/2018 at 9:54 am

  • Julia Martin

    Let’s get children outdoors and away from technology, growing plants and caring for wildlife.

    02/03/2018 at 4:08 pm

  • Con O'Brien

    Great project to help local schools. #BoroughInBloom

    06/03/2018 at 8:25 am

  • Victoria Phillips

    Well done Richmond in Bloom. This is a great idea.

    08/03/2018 at 11:44 am

  • Anonymous

    Very important that children learn about nature, my school gardening started my lifelong pleasure in all aspects of nature.

    08/03/2018 at 12:16 pm

  • Colin Cooper

    A very important project to inspire the next generation

    09/03/2018 at 5:22 pm

  • James Chard

    This is an excellent scheme – good luck with your fundraising.

    12/03/2018 at 8:42 am

  • Anonymous

    Let’s all join in helping our children learn to garden. Many kids don’t have access to a garden of their own and think fruit, veg and flowers come from shops. We were mainly a rural population until 200 or so years ago. Help our young people reconnect with the land!

    15/03/2018 at 10:18 am

  • Anonymous

    A great initiative!

    20/03/2018 at 2:34 pm