ARB Students and Gardening Club Members Embrace New School Garden

27 May 2019

ARB students and members of the newly-formed Gardening Club have been devoting their time to making the school’s new accessible garden a haven of fruit, vegetables, and plants.

The school’s Premises Team expertly created the garden earlier this year – installing four raised beds, wooden fencing, and a wheelchair-friendly path.

Since the completion of the garden, ARB students have used two of the raised beds to link to themes in their curriculum, including the strange history of carrots! Meanwhile, members of the Gardening Club have used the remaining two beds to plant strawberries, peas, garlic, chives, and nasturtiums.

In addition, Gardening Club members have been dismantling beds which are overgrown with brambles, and in the coming weeks will put down weed membrane to grow rhubarb and cucumber.

Members of the Gardening Club – who are led by Mrs Alsop – have also sown wildflower seeds into bare ground, and placed donated snowdrops and crocosmia into the banks. In the near future they plan to source climbing plants to cover the fences, and install a seating area underneath one of the nearby trees. There are also two compost bins that various departments are contributing towards.