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Waitrose ‘Grow and Sell’ scheme expands across the Bailiwick

April 30th, 2015 by Waitrose

Waitrose will deliver ‘Grow and Sell‘ packs to school children in Alderney, Sark and Herm later this month following strong interest in this scheme from Guernsey schools. The ‘Grow and Sell’ scheme has already given out 37 kits to Guernsey schools. The scheme aims to encourage seven to eleven year old children from across the […]

Open Garden at Grange Court on 4 May 2014

March 25th, 2014 by Richard Lord

Mr and Mrs Pat Johnson are opening their Grange Court garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 4 May 2014 for a £5 gate fee in aid of Bridge2 and in conjunction with Floral Guernsey. Sueco will be serving Sunday Lunch in a wrap from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for donations at the […]

Floral Guernsey’s Spring Festival Week begins on 20 April 2013

March 31st, 2013 by Floral Guernsey

Floral Guernsey’s Spring Festival Week returns on Saturday 20 April 2013 with a diverse programme of events running throughout the island until Monday 29 April. The initiative, aimed at all gardeners and budding botanists, features a number of guided walks, open gardens and talks from experts including award-winning landscape designer Cleve West, who will deliver […]

Guernsey primary schools register by 6 February 2013 for competition to grow longest carrot

January 22nd, 2013 by Bedell Group

Bedell Little Green Fingers Schools’ Project has launched a competition to see which Guernsey primary school can grow the longest carrot. According to the World Carrot Museum, the Guinness World Record for the longest carrot belongs to Joe Atherton who grew one of 5.841 metres (or 19 feet 1.96 inches), which he entered in the […]

A new Floral Guernsey Schools’ co-ordinator to be appointed in 2013

December 21st, 2012 by Bedell Group

Ann Wragg is stepping down from the role as Bedell Little Green Fingers Schools’ Project co-ordinator after five years. Ann Wragg, Floral Guernsey schools’ co-ordinator, has been instrumental in the management of Bedell Little Green Fingers Schools’ Project – in association with Floral Guernsey – which launched in January 2008 to introduce all primary school-aged […]

Countryfile’s Matt Baker to give free children’s workshop at Floral Guernsey’s Autumn Festival Week

September 8th, 2012 by Floral Guernsey

Floral Guernsey’s Autumn Festival Week will include a visit from Countryfile presenter Matt Baker. Mr Baker is hosting a breakfast at The Farmhouse Hotel, St Saviours (Perry’s Guide ref: 14 C4) from 9.15 am to 11 am on Sunday 7 October 2012 when he will share his favourite encounters from his time presenting Countryfile, including […]

Notre Dame du Rosaire Primary School wins gardening competition

July 12th, 2012 by Bedell Group

Notre Dame du Rosaire Primary School has won this year’s Bedell Little Green Fingers Schools’ Project Competition – sponsored by Bedell in association with Floral Guernsey. The competition’s runners up were Forest Primary School and St Sampson’s Infants School jointly. The Bedell Little Green Fingers Schools’ Project Competition is designed to help Bailiwick children understand […]

Bedell Cristin’s Little Green Fingers Guernsey primary schools’ project

July 1st, 2012 by Bedell Group

Judges spent two days visiting island schools taking part in this year’s Little Green Fingers Schools’ Project Competition – sponsored by Bedell in association with Floral Guernsey. Phil Merrien, Manager for Parks and Gardens at States Works and Bob Paine from Guernsey Gardens, visited eight schools on 27 and Thursday 28 June  2012 with Ann […]

Monty Don speaking at Guernsey in Bloom summer festival on 14 July

June 8th, 2012 by Floral Guernsey

Floral Guernsey’s Guernsey in Bloom summer festival fortnight will include a visit from renowned horticulturalist Monty Don in an evening jointly hosted with the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG). Mr Don is well known for presenting Gardener’s World as well as Channel 4’s Real Gardens and Lost Gardens. He has […]

Ten island schools compete in Little Green Fingers Schools’ project

May 15th, 2012 by Bedell Group

Ten of the island’s schools are taking part in this year’s Little Green Fingers Schools’ Project Competition – sponsored by Bedell in association with Floral Guernsey. The competition, launched by BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Alys Fowler, aims to help Bailiwick children to understand environmental issues and experience gardening at school. The schools gardening competition runs […]