On Thursday 14th July, the judges from 'Plymouth in Bloom' arrived to judge our 1940s garden and scarecrow! A group of children from years 3, 4 & 5 were there to great them and show them around. The main focus for the judging was what was actually growing in the garden, how well things were growing and what the children understood about growing and caring for the plants. Although the judges commented that they really appreciated the historical relevance of the features and artifacts from an educational point of view, they were not there to judge that aspect of the garden.
The children were asked some pretty tough questions, but despite this, they did us proud and proved themselves to be great ambassadors to the school. We're now looking forward to receiving our second group of judges from the Royal Horticultural Society on Monday morning.
The following photos were taken in the garden on Wednesday evening, the day before PIB judging took place.