Pupils help secure accolade at Chelsea Flower Show

Ickworth Park Primary School pupils at the Chelsea Flower Show
Ickworth Park Primary School pupils at the Chelsea Flower Show
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Green fingered youngsters helped secure a silver gilt medal after supplying their school grown tomatoes for a garden at Chelsea Flower Show.

Ickworth Park Primary was one of 200 schools from across the country selected to grow plants for the Scotts Miracle Gro Generation gardens at this year’s national show.

After growing a selection of vegetables and flowering plants, their tomatoes were chosen for the show.

A designer used the plants supplied by schools to make four gardens, each representing four eras to tie in with the show’s centenary.

Pupils and teachers also had the honour of manning the show garden for six hours last Friday (May 24) and even met celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh.

Teacher Jayne Cook said: “We had a fantastic day at the show. The children were amazing. They confidently answered questions from the public, spoke about gardening and were fine ambassadors for Ickworth Park School.

“We had many lovely comments about their politeness and gardening knowledge. It was a unique day for us all to remember.”