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Work Starts on Malvern Show Garden

Green fingered students visited Malvern on Tuesday to start building the garden they have designed for the forthcoming  Malvern spring gardening show. The garden is based on a book called, “The Chicken Gave it To Me” by Anne Fine and is divided into two sides; one which represents freedom and one which represents Harrowing Farm, a battery hen farm. Author Anne Fine has contacted the students to wish them luck at the show. She wrote: “I’m so proud you’ve chosen ‘The Chicken Gave it To Me’ for your theme. Good luck and send me a photo!”


Students worked to develop the freedom side of the garden. First they had to remove the grass from a large area of very hard ground. The next job was building the log wall which forms the boundary of the garden. Once this was completed, students were able to fill the newly created bed with compost before planting a selection of plants they have grown in school.

“When we saw the plot in the morning I was a bit worried because there was so much work to do but I think the log wall looks really good. I am looking forward to seeing the whole garden finished.” Jack Austin King, year 8.

The Malvern Spring Show runs from 9th –12th May.
Tickets can be obtained at or by telephoning 01684 584924