Tag Archive for 'gardening'

Alan Titchmarsh speaks about the importance of horticulture

November 26th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Alan Titchmarsh visited Guernsey recently at the invitation of St Sampson’s High School and Le Murier School to spend time with the students and share his knowledge of horticulture and growing plants. “In the summer of 2012 our students achieved fabulous results so we wanted to celebrate their achievement by getting in a high profile […]

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to open Orchard House at The Guernsey Botanical Trust

July 18th, 2012 by Richard Lord

The Guernsey Botanical Trust‘s Victorian walled kitchen garden in Saumarez Park, Castel has been developed by volunteers. Orchard house has built with the help of a generous donation from State Street. It extends the kitchen garden’s area under glass considerably, and supplements the original Lemon House.

Le Rondin School children enjoy Little Green Fingers Schools’ Project ‘Wiggly Worms’ workshop

February 23rd, 2012 by Bedell Group

CHILDREN at Le Rondin School and Centre were treated to a hands-on master class on the art of no-dig gardening. As part of the Bedell and Floral Guernsey’s Little Green Fingers Schools’ Project, 21 pupils aged between seven and nine took part in the ‘Wiggly Worms’ workshop at Queux Patio Plants on Tuesday 21 February […]

Allotment gardeners tend to be significantly healthier than those who do not tend allotments

November 26th, 2010 by Dr Agnes van den Berg

People who have an allotment, especially those aged over 60, tend to be significantly healthier than those who do not. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Health have shown that the small gardens were associated with increased levels of physical activity at all ages, and improved health and well-being in more elderly […]

A talk by Kay Leslie on low maintenance and productive gardens for busy families

July 14th, 2010 by Kay Leslie

Kay Leslie, Le Friquet Garden Centre’s in-house garden writer, will present ‘Gardening with Young Families’ at noon on Tuesday, 3 August 2010 in the Café des Amis, Le Friquet Garden Centre, Rue du Friquet, Castel. Enjoy a free chilled Pimms cocktail (non-alcoholic option available) while listening to Kay provide practical advice on gardening with young […]

Sticky: Tamsin Westhorpe’s Family Garden Workshop on 10 July

July 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

During Floral Guernsey’s Summer Festival Week, Tamsin Westhorpe, Editor of The English Garden magazine, runs a hands-on workshop for children to engage them in planting and growing garden plants. Each adult should be accompanied by no more than two children under five. The event takes place on Saturday 10 July between 2.00 and 3.30 pm. […]

Guernsey Mums have organised a free planting day for children and their parents at Le Friquet Home & Garden Centre

June 7th, 2010 by Richard Lord

GuernseyMums.gg invite you and your children to join them for free ‘planting days’  at Le Friquet Home and Garden centre on 11 June between 9 am and noon and 3 pm and 5 pm, and also on Saturday 12 June between 9 am and 1.30 pm.  Please download a PDF flyer of the event for […]