BACK in the bleak February term, four schools were invited by Chichester Community Development Trust (CCDT) to enter a competition to see who could grow ‘The Most Beautiful Edible Garden’.
The winners, Parklands Community School, received a sundial made from garden slabs, decorated by the children to show the time of day by the shadows cast on the slabs. The competition was run to encourage children into the garden as well as to create awareness of the Graylingwell Park Community Garden at the end of Lloyd Road on the Graylingwell Park estate.
Jo Lodge, community engagement worker at CCDT, said: “It was a difficult decision to make, and all the schools worked incredibly hard, but there could only be one winner and that was Parklands Community Primary School.
“The care, work and attention that went into their complete garden transformation was breath-taking and they should all be very proud of themselves.”
Lancastrian won Most Beautiful Wildlife Garden, Fordwater won Most Beautiful Secluded Garden and St Anthony’s won Most Beautiful Produce.
“It was a huge testament to the children, staff and school communities to see the effort, care and attention that went into each garden,” said Jo.