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Work Experience at Eden

For the past three weeks I have been living and doing work experience at the Eden Project in Cornwall. It has been an amazing experience and I have learnt so much about many other plants out there that are not orchids! I worked in many different areas of Eden including the nursery for the first week getting plants ready and growing them on to be planted in the biomes, then the other two weeks working in both the tropical and Mediterranean biomes. I have done a range of different gardening including being 20m up in a cherry picker sawing down a massive palm leaf!

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Join us at the Bristol Botanic Gardens’ bee and pollination festival

On Saturday 6th September and Sunday 7th September we will be joining our partners (and friends) at the Bristol University Botanic Gardens for their festival day http://www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden/events/2014/158.html
It is always a great weekend. Writhlington pupils will be setting up a display of plants that demonstrate the diversity of orchid pollination biology, selling plants and giving public talks about our recent trip to Rwanda. See you there 🙂

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RHS Young School Gardener of the Year

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Back in May I was awarded a place in the RHS Young Gardener of the Year finals and was awarded a video camera to create a film to be judged in the second round. The films were sent off and we sat back waiting for the results. We recieved the news a month or so back now that I had won the key stage 4 section and was invited, along with all of the other finalists and winners, to the awards ceremony at RHS Wisley. During the ceremony the awards were presented by TV gardener Frances Tophill. Additionally we were given a guided tour of the gardens and glasshouses from the curator, Colin Crosbie. The video we produced for the competition has been put onto the RHS Campaign for School Gardening’s YouTube channel.

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