Schools & Community Gardens
We love working with schools and community gardens! This is an area of the business we are looking to grow as it really is very enjoyable work for us. We've worked on projects with a variety of schools in Oxfordshire, planting herb beds, planting vegetable gardens, creating nature friendly fencing for wildlife areas and more.
Working with the Community
Our head gardener Matt has experience of working with school children to teach them about the natural environment and how they can help by becoming guardians of nature in their own gardens at home and at school.
Matt also looked after Barracks Lane Community Garden in East Oxford for over 2 years and ran open gardens there, working with various charities to have volunteers coming to work with him, to gain skills and also for their personal well being.
If you have a school or community garden project that you are looking for help with then please get in touch. We would love to discuss it further and see how we can work with you to create an interesting and dynamic space through either a new design, adding features i.e. raised herb/vegetable beds, or guidance in turning areas completely back to nature. See the Ark Project website for inspiration www.wearetheark.org
Raised Beds, Didcot Girls School
We were asked to replace raised beds that were falling apart in the school garden with something more durable and with more interesting planting. We built 5 new bespoke circular raised beds made from French oak in our workshop.
A Garden Sanctuary, Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2019 (Silver Gilt Award)
We designed and made a garden sanctuary to regenerate nature and women. The space was designed along solstice lines and planted with herbs beneficial to women during childbearing years. Other plants used were chosen to encourage bees, wildlife and to enrich the soil.