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School gardening for children offer

School gardening for children

At Shoot we are keen to encourage a new generation of young gardeners. We are therefore launching some exciting initiatives to do our part to help.

£5 Subscription offer for all UK schools

This discount offer equates to 75% off our usual subscription price. You will have access to these great benefits:

  • Garden layout planning tool to keep track of your garden and plants. Click here for an online demo of this tool.
  • Lists of plants and notes (your children can keep these updated if they are old enough)
  • A bespoke 'what to do this month' advice calendar
  • Publish a web-page about your garden to share your progress with others
  • Become eligible for our first Shoot Children's Garden Award worth £300 of garden vouchers

Teacher and Student Discussion Forum

We have also set up a special forum area to share questions, comments and ideas to get young people gardening across the UK. Click here to view the forum and participate.

Shoot's Childrens Garden Award

By publishing your school garden into our garden directory, you will be automatically eligible to win our new award for gardens involving children. The award winner will be announced on 21st September 2008 and will be based on the following criteria:

1. Overall impression, design and quality of the garden - the garden's visual impact and originality
2. Planting design - the use of colour, texture, association, relevance to the overall design, quality and finish
3. Children's involvement & learning - we will look at their comments and participation with the online gardening planning tools available with Shoot. Also any description by the children about what they have gained from the school's gardening initiative

If you are an interested teacher or parent and would like to take up the £5 subscription offer, please write to us using the subject 'School Gardening Offer' at orders@shootgardening.co.uk.

Please suppy details of:

  • Your name, role (teacher/parent) and contact details
  • Name and address of school
  • Type of school (Primary, Junior etc)
  • Age range and number of students
  • Brief description of the gardening initiative planned

We look forward to hearing from you. Happy gardening!

Other good resources to get you gardening at schools include:

RHS School Gardening Campaign
Growing Schools
Chris Beardshaw's initiatives