This year, for the first time, Shrewsbury School built a show garden at the Shrewsbury Flower Show in August. Built in association with the Institute of Groundskeepers, the garden's design theme was 'The Origin of Bedding - a Victorian Age of Plant Discovery'. We were delighted to come away with a silver gilt, and to have raised almost £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The staff involved with the show garden were Andy Richards (Head of Grounds), Stuart Edwards, Brian Reynolds, Alec Waite and Anna Felix. Fran Llewellyn, who used to work for our grounds department, designed the garden and also helped out with the build. Brian Jones grew most of the plants used at our glasshouse, with the remainder coming from the National Trust's Bodnant Garden in Wales, where Fran now works.
We are very grateful to Black Country Metalworks of Oswestry, who kindly supplied an armillary and sandstone base for our garden.