MAR 01] CITY
CENTRE COMPANY NEWS
Garden Challenge To
junior garden designers in Coventry are being offered the opportunity to
see their planting ideas turn to reality in a city centre park.
schoolchildren are being invited to demonstrate their maths and design
skills in a practical way by planning and planting a bed of summer flowers
in Greyfriars Green.
Landscapes, which is contracted by the City Centre Company to plant and
maintain the flowers, shrubs and trees within the inner Ring Road, has
thrown out a challenge to all primary schools in the city.
wishing to take part can obtain an information pack, including tips for
the young designers and colour sample sheets of suggested types of bedding
plants to be used.
special bed has been set aside for the winning design to be planted up and
the children will be able to monitor its progress as it reaches full
plants for the scheme are to be provided by Will Lamb of Baginton Nursery,
who will also be among the judges.
Bache of the City Centre Company said:
will be filling the city with summer blooms again this season and we
thought it would be a great idea to enlist the help of our young people
by running a competition for schools.
will have the opportunity to choose the plants to produce a colourful
display of flowers for everyone to enjoy.
selection of the children's designs will be displayed in the Central
Library. The designers of the winning entry will be invited to help the
English Landscapes' staff to plant up the scheme in late spring or early
will give them a sense of pride to visit the park from time to time to
check on the bed's progress.
have already had a number of schools responding positively to the
competition and if the idea proves successful, we may consider extending
it to include further flower beds in the future."
closing date for entries is Friday 20 April and the winners will be
notified on 30 April.